The High School Musical star tries out for werewolf Leah Clearwater, says the film's Ashley Greene

By Jessica Gold Haralson
Updated January 12, 2009 02:25 PM
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Now here’s a role Vanessa Hudgens would like to sink her teeth into.

The High School Musical star has auditioned for the part of werewolf Leah Clearwater in the Twilight sequel New Moon, according to Ashley Green, who played Alice in Twilight.

“I think she’d be great,” Greene tells MTV.

As Leah, Hudgens, 20, would be a foil to Taylor Lautner, who will reprise his role as werewolf Jacob Black.

In the Stephenie Meyer novels, Leah is her pack’s lone female werewolf – and a jilted one, at that. Unlike Hudgens’s Gabriella in HSM, Leah experiences heartbreak, being ditched by classmate (and fellow werewolf) Sam Uley.