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Vanessa Hudgens Stars In A Philippine Travel Documentary To Go Back To Her Roots

High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens will appear in a Philippine travel documentary that will trace her Filipino roots.

Vanessa Hudgens is making a travel documentary that will be shot in the Philippines. According to Variety, the High School Musical star, whose mom Gina is Filipino, will be shooting this March. Paul Soriano will produce and direct the documentary.

The untitled project will showcase Vanessa’s relationship with her mom, who immigrated to the US at the age of 25 as well as her relationship with her sister Stella. Other details such as broadcasting, the distributor, and the streaming partner have yet to be announced.

Vanessa Hudgens: It’s a relatable story

“I feel like ours is such a relatable story to so many women all over the world,” Vanessa said in a statement. “The more that we can share, the more we can lift each other up.”

Paul Soriano also said that they are very happy that Vanessa agreed to do the project.

“We are honored to work with Vanessa for this film project,” Paul said in a separate statement. “It’s inspiring to note that with everything she has achieved in life, she wants to discover her Filipino roots and pay homage to her mother’s country. Hopefully, this opens doors for many more collaborations to come.”

Aside from her stint in High School Musical, Vanessa’s film and TV projects include Spring Breaker, Tick Tick… Boom!, and The Princess Switch series which airs on Netflix. Her next projects, Bad Boys 4 and French Girl, will show soon.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vocal of her Filipino roots

Vanessa, who recently got engaged to Cole Tucker, has been vocal in several interviews about her Filipino heritage. In a 2021 interview with Glamour, she spoke about her mom, Gina’s, story of coming to the US.

“My mom is from the Philippines. And growing up, there weren’t really that many women who looked like me and my mom and my family on screen,” she said. “As an immigrant, coming into the States and not knowing anyone, I can’t even imagine how difficult and challenging that is and what challenges she faced as a woman.”

Aside from her film and Tv projects, Vanessa is busy with her other endeavors. These include Cali Water, a beauty line called Know Beauty, and Thomas Ashbourne Craft Spirits.

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