Vanessa Hudgens Getting Hairy in ‘New Moon?’

Move over, vampires. It seems like it’s all about the werewolves these days.

After all, just last week news came in that Taylor Lautner will be reprising his role as Jacob Black in New Moon, the upcoming sequel to last year’s movie Twilight. And fans rejoiced. But now, People.com is reporting that Vanessa Hudgens, the star of Disney’s uber-successful High School Musical franchise, may be joining the gang in Forks, WA.

Hudgens has reportedly auditioned for the role of lone female werewolf Leah Clearwater. The report apparently comes from Ashley “Alice Cullen” Green, who indicated that she thinks Hudgens would be “great” for the role. And it would certainly be a switch for Vanessa, what with the fact that New Moon would be less singing and dancing and more, well, dazzle.

Hudgens at least seems to be appropriate physically for the role According to the Twilight Saga Wiki, “Leah is described as beautiful in an exotic way. She has perfect copper skin, glistening black hair, and eyelashes ‘like feather dusters.'” However, Vanessa may have to stand on boxes or wear lifts, since at 5′ 3″ she’s a bit shorter than the 6’ 1″ Leah.

Do you think Hudgens would be a good fit for the role? How would you feel about her joining the cast?