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Vanessa Hudgens Takes On Edgy Role As 'The Frozen Ground' Prostitute

July 10th, 2013 3:07pm EDT | Casey Johnson By: Casey Johnson

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens has once again taken on a dramatic, adult role to prove she has moved on from her High School Musical past.

Hudgens will be playing the role of Cindy Paulson in the upcoming film The Frozen Ground, based on the real-life serial killer Robert Hansen. Paulson was a prostitute who escaped from Hansen and ultimately helped police arrest him in the 1980s.

In a recently-released clip, Hudgens' Paulson appears nervous and perhaps on the influence of drugs before she takes the stage and performs a sultry pole dance before crawling to accept money from hooting clientele.