Actress Vanessa Hudgens covers the October 2013 issue of Marie Claire
. In the interview
, Vanessa discusses her growing comfort in taking darker roles, such as those in Machette Kills, The Frozen Ground
and Spring Breakers
. She also talks about her family's struggles growing up and the white substance incident at Coachella.
On Taking Darker Roles
: "I'm so comfortable with myself - honing in on what I love and what makes me powerful. Things I've been doing lately, I'm super-proud of. So I don't really care if someone doesn't like it, because I love it."
On Her Family Supporting Her While Struggling Financially
: "Money was a big thing. My parents drove me up to L.A., which cost a lot because of gas, and took out loans so that we could move from location to location to be close to L.A. The family definitely struggled. They were very supportive of me. They gave up a lot so that I could get to where I am."
On the White Chocolate Coachella Incident
: "I couldn't do anything but laugh. It's amazing how people like to create something out of absolutely nothing. I am human like everyone else. I am aware that there are people who look up to me. When mistakes are made, they aren't intentional, and I constantly push myself to be a better person."
You can find the photos from Vanessa's cover shoot here
Photo: Marie Claire