Monique Coleman, one of the protagonists of High School Musicalhas exploded against Disney, revealing that during the years of boom After the film became a worldwide phenomenon, not everything was as idyllic as it was painted. In fact, the actress felt despised by the company.
via the podcast Vulnerable, Monique Coleman confessed that her time at High School Musical it caused depression. “Disney broke my heart,” says the 42-year-old actress during her talk, in which she reveals that the latest installment of the film left a bad taste in her mouth.
As he has expressed in said podcast, Both she and her partner Lucas Grabeel were excluded from the world promo of High School Musical 3: Senior Yearthe latest installment of the saga, which was released on the big screen in 2008.
Monique Coleman bursts sur le fait que Disney ne l’avait pas invitée à la tournée promotionnelle du film High School Musical 3, all like Corbin Bleu, en prétextant le manque de place dans le bus.
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According to what was expressed by the actress, from Disney they were told that “there was no room on the plane.” So that they only took the “stars” of the film: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleudespite the fact that she and Lucas Grabeel were also part of the main cast of the film.
“Disney really broke my heart because when the third movie came around, In many ways, I really stood up for her. I always spoke so positively. I was a black girl playing the smartest girl in school, which was a big deal at the time. When it came to promoting the third movie, they didn’t invite me on the tour.. They said something about there not being enough space on the plane,” said Monique Coleman.
The actress also revealed that feeling left out caused her depression. “It hit me very deeply. It made me a little depressed because it helped me recognize that I was identifying too much with what I was doing and not with who I was. That was what led me to take that step and say: ‘Maybe these are my five minutes of fame. Maybe this is it somehow. And if that’s the case, what am I going to do with it?’” she concludes.