When you watch the trailers for Harmony Korine’s ultra-dark party movie, “Spring Breakers,” there’ s a sense that you have no idea what it must have been like to make that movie and what stars Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson went through.
But when MTV News sat down with Hudgens to talk about the making of the movie, her most frightening scene to film is actually the one you would guess.
“The thing I was most scared of was the sex scene and the nudity issue behind all of it,” Hudgens said. “Because I was not down to show this [gestures to chest].”
Even though the scenes got a little scary for Hudgens, the actress had a supportive director willing to help her through it.
“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.”
Also, it didn’t hurt to have a good friend and a swimming pool to break the tension.
“It was just kind of like, ’This is crazy! This is happening!’ ” she said. “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.”