Vanessa Hudgens is just the latest Hollywood star to make the jump from the screen to the stage, as she kicked off her star turn in Broadway musical "Gigi" this week.
Following in the footsteps of celebs like Emma Stone, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Daniel Radcliffe, Vanessa is already earning rave reviews for her Broadway debut, which she's described as the achievement of a lifelong dream. But on "The Tonight Show" Monday (April 13), she revealed that coming to Broadway as a household name with a rabid fanbase presents its own set of problems, as she discovered when "Gigi" was still in previews at the Kennedy Center.
"There was this fan, front right, very front row, and every single time I walked past him he'd go, 'Vanessa! Vanessa!'" Hudgens said. "And I looked at him once, and that was it -- like, if you give a mouse a cookie, he comes back asking for a glass of milk."
In other words, the guy redoubled his efforts to get her attention after that, and Vanessa Hudgens learned an important lesson about not breaking the fourth wall for crazy people.
By now, though, the actress is a pro at staying in character, which means that sitting in the front row at "Gigi" and loudly whispering her name is gonna get you nowhere.
"I'm like, I'm trying to do a show," she said. "I don't know who this Vanessa is!"