Hudgens pole-dances in film

Actress Vanessa Hudgens poses at the InStyle/Warner Bros. after party following the 70th annual...

Actress Vanessa Hudgens poses at the InStyle/Warner Bros. after party following the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2013. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

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Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens is embracing her saucy side again by pole-dancing in edgy new movie The Frozen Ground.

The actress plays young prostitute Cindy Paulson opposite Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in the crime thriller, and in one scene she strips off to her underwear to perform a raunchy routine in a strip club.

The 24-year-old star, who shot to fame in Disney's High School Musical franchise, appears keen to shed her innocent image after previously starring as a college girl gone bad in Harmony Korine's racy movie Spring Breakers.

The Frozen Ground hits theatres in the U.K. later this month and in the U.S. in August.


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