Vanessa Hudgens Talks Kids & Oscar With Marie Claire

Gone are the ‘High School Musical‘ days, Vanessa Hudgens is all grown up and she wants everyone to know it.

The 24-year-old actress graces the October 2013 cover of Marie Claire and discusses haters, Coachella and those pesky substance rumours as well as her future.

On haters: “I am so comfortable with myself – honing in on what I love and what makes me powerful. Things I’ve been doing lately, I’m super-proud of. So I don’t really care if someone doesn’t like it, because I love it. You have a choice whether you want to be happy or not. I choose to be happy. And it’s been working out pretty well.”

On rumoured substance situation at Coachella: “I couldn’t do anything but laugh. It’s amazing how people like to create something out of absolutely nothing. I am human like everyone else. I am aware that there are people who look up to me. When mistakes are made, they aren’t intentional, and I constantly push myself to be a better person.”

On what she wants to achieve in the future: “A vintage mustang, kids, and an Oscar.”