Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend Austin Butler got an early start on the day by grabbing breakfast together in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday morning (February 24).
The actress was rocking a boho-chic ensemble, complete with a pink mini-dress, flowing fringed shawl and a flower in her hair. The couple had an ample supply of coffee – three cups between them. Maybe Vanessa needed it to ward off her jet lag – she just arrived back in L.A. on Thursday night after an exhaustive, globe-trotting tour to promote her latest movie, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
In the movie, the High School Musical star plays Kailani, the daughter of a helicopter pilot on a South Seas island. Vanessa says she enjoyed playing the strong-willed female role. “She definitely stands up for herself,” she said of her character. “Just (as) I think that all women should stand up for themselves, because we’re powerful, and Kailani definitely sticks with that.”
Another thing she liked: filming in Hawaii on at Oahu’s Waimea Valley, China Walls and the Kualoa Ranch, where Jurassic Park was filmed.
“Hawaii was definitely a large part of making everything real, because there are so many magical places,” Vanessa said.. “I would show up for work, and almost be in tears at how moving and how stunning these places are.”