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Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad and Taylor were “all in this together” for almost three years, so when it came down to the final day of filming for “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” tears were flowing on set.
The latest movie in the Disney franchise, which opens in the U.S. on Oct. 22, sees the six main characters graduate East High School, and although Disney is already planning a fourth installment in a couple of years time, many of the stars won’t be coming back.
“Knowing it was the last time we’d be together was extremely emotional,” recalled Vanessa Hudgens, who has played math student Gabriella Montez since 2006. “We’ve been through so much together, we have become a really close-knit family.”
“The last day was horrible. We couldn’t stop crying and we had to do one more scene. We were in hair and makeup, crying our eyes out, and the assistant director was saying ‘ we need to go’ and hair and makeup was saying ‘ we can’t get their makeup on them they won’t stop crying’, ” she said.
Fans of High School Musical have just a week to count down before Disney releases the first global look at “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on Tuesday said that from July 13, a high-energy trailer for the third movie about Troy, Gabriella and their friends at East High School will be shown on Disney Channels in several countries as well as on Disney.com. Hosted by Zac Ephron (Troy Bolton) and Vanessa Hudgens (Gabriella Montez), and including the song “Now or Never” from the upcoming movie, the trailer features footage from the film slated for a release on October 24.