Vanessa Hudgens hopes Zac Efron will watch her new film.

The actress - who split from her 'High School Musical' co-star in December after five years together - has had little contact with him since they broke up, but she is hopeful he will enjoy her work in new action movie 'Sucker Punch'.

She said: "I know all his friends are going to want to see the movie so hopefully he'll get to see it with them.

"It's a movie that appeals to a wide audience because if you're a guy, there are some awesome action sequences. If you're a woman, it's empowering and if you're older, it's a fantasy. It has something for everyone."

The 22-year-old beauty - who has recently been romantically linked with Josh Hutcherson - admitted she finds being single "very exciting" as she now has more time to herself.

She added: "Stepping into the unknown is very exciting. I have so many interests and now I have time for myself.

"I think you truly have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. I'm still young and figuring myself out - what I want to do and what I'm passionate about."