Expectations are high for High School Musical 3 as it lands in theaters nationwide October 24.
The cast of High School Musical 3 each had 3 minutes to give 3 things about the film they wanted SheKnows readers to know.
Zac Efron as Troy Bolton1. What High School Musical represents
What we wish high school was like with kids who have the ability to stand up for themselves and be brave and follow their own dreams. It's pretty flattering to be a part of that bringing that to everybody.
2. Life lessons
Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella Montez1. Graduating on screen and off
It was hard. Not only are we graduating in the film but we are graduating from High School Musical. Knowing that was so emotional. We did the finale number and when the curtain closes on it and we turn around we started balling our eyes out. All the girls, of course the guys were trying to be all tough and not cry (laughs). It's really sad.
2. Missing the HSM world
Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay Evans1. Sad to leave Sharpay
I remember after the first movie telling my mom that I would really miss being Sharpay. I had no idea we would be in for two more movies. It has been such a part of my life – like she's always been there – it's going to be really hard (pauses) to say goodbye.
2. Finding a BFF in Vanessa
She's so beautiful and such a great friend. We have so much fun on and off set. It's kind of funny because our characters don't like each other in the movie. It's fun to play that. Hopefully I'll get to do another movie with her again.
3. Zac Efron sets a standard
Zac has grown up a lot. He's always been so good. I really look up to him. He's very serious and professional about everything. Troy is just amazing. The basketball, the dancing, the singing, watching him go through it all – he's so driven. He's really a great actor and one of my best friends.
Monique Coleman as Taylor McKessie1. Part of a phenomenon
It's really crazy that this movie is not only a phenomenon in America, but globally. It has reached so many people and not just kids. It's inspired young people to get involved with music and art, to feel like they could do things that they've never done before.
2. Inspiring the young
That's always been my dream as a person and as an actress. I've always wanted to be a apart of something that moved people. That inspired and changed lives. It may sound cheesy, but High School Musical has changed a lot of people's lives.
3. Decisions the characters must make