In a new interview, Vanessa Hudgens says she learned her lesson after the nude photo scandal that surrounded her a few years ago.“That’s why I’m extremely guarded. I really do try to watch everything I say. Because one little tiny slip, and it’s like the world is coming to an end!” she tells Parade.com. “It is hard. I do always have a wall up. But I feel by doing it, I keep myself safe. I try to live my life, do what I want, and just let everything else follow along. I try not to read the blogs or what people say about me. Because that’s what brings everybody down–no matter what you do, you’re always going to have haters.”
To keep the wall even higher around herself, Vanessa has a strategy when it comes to paparazzi trying to snap a picture of her.
“I keep my head down. Usually I’ll run around in hoodies, and I’ve got this massive head of hair, and I throw it all in my face so that nobody can see me,” she reveals.
Photographers won’t keep her from living her life, however, as she adds “But if I want to do something, I’m going to do it, and if people recognize me, the fans, then great. They’re the reason why High School Musical is what it is, and they’re the reason why I’m here, so I’m thankful.”