As the highly anticipated High School Musical 3: Senior Year gets ready to drop tonight, one of its stars, Ashley Tisdale, dropped by The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet this morning to reveal what audiences can expect.
"The third movie is one of the best ones," Tisdale, 23, told hosts Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy. "It’s pretty exciting. We are here because of the kids. We are so grateful, it’s pretty amazing."
Of her new brunette ‘do, Ashley says she feels more "sophisticated." "It’s close to my natural color so it feels good. I do have blond moments totally and I used to say it was the bleach getting to my head, but now I don’t have an excuse!"
The success of High School Musical has thrust Ashley and her co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, 19, and Zac Efron, 21, into the limelight. But HSM3‘s jump from cable television to the big screen is something Tisdale says she never expected.
"We just thought we were doing another Disney Channel movie," she says. "They do tons of movies. Who knew it would be so humongous? The third movie is one of the best ones."
"There have a lot of weird paparazzi moments. The weirdest one was when one of them broke into my condo," she says. "They followed my stylist into my house."
Reports have also claimed Ashley is engaged to boyfriend Jared Murillo — a rumor she says is not true. "Oh, I’m not engaged," she says. "It’s just funny because I don’t know how it started. I wear rings and so they think I’m engaged. They make up things."
Ashley says she keeps grounded by staying true to her relationships. "I go over to Miley‘s [Cyrus] house (she lives in my neighborhood). Her family is so great, so I’ll stop by. I knew Vanessa a year before [High School Musical] and Zac for three years before…we are all still really good friends," she says.