Vanessa Hudgens is keen to shed her Disney-star image, so she can land adult roles in "R-rated films".
The actress found fame as the star of the teen-favourite High School Musical series, but her image has been tarnished by a series of nude photo leaks.
Hudgens hints the scandals won't damage her longterm career plans because she's ready to move on from being a child star.
The 20 year old tells America's Star magazine, "The fact that kids look up to me is extremely flattering. But at the end of the day, I want to do R-rated films that are a little edgier."