Given all of the advanced buzz surrounding Harmony Korine’s latest project, the sex- and drug-fueled vacation romp “Spring Breakers,” it should come as little surprise that the film’s actresses — many former Disney darlings — performed acts that would make a certain Mouse blush and hide his face behind gloved hands. But how did the leading ladies themselves feel about these daring deeds?
“The thing I was most scared of was the sex scene and the nudity issue behind all of it,” Vanessa Hudgens told MTV News recently. “Because I was not down to show this [gestures to chest].”
The scene Hudgens referred to is one in which she and co-stars James Franco and Ashley Benson engage in a wet and wild threesome in a backyard pool. And Hudgens was quick to add that Korine did everything possible to ensure the awkward experience was as comfortable as possible — both during and after filming.
“Harmony is so amazing, though,” she said. “He’s so supportive, and he let me know it was going to be OK, and at the end of the day, if there’s something I don’t like, we can snip it out of there. So there were like a few little portions that I was like, ‘Can we please get rid of that?’ But it was like a great compromise. I think that it turns out really beautiful and artistic.”
As to whether she had fun filming the titillating moment, Hudgens hedged slightly, admitting that the aquatic setting did add a certain something to the process.
“It was just kind of like, ‘This is crazy! This is happening!’ ” she recalled. “Hallelujah for Ashley, and the fact that it was a pool kind of made it a lot of fun. I was like, ‘Peace out for a second. I’m going to swim around.’ But it was just great. Everybody was comforting. They wanted to let me know that it was going to be OK and that I’m safe.”
“Spring Breakers” opens March 15 in New York and L.A., going wide March 22.
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