The actress took to Twitter just before her performance to share that her father, Greg, had passed away after losing his battle with cancer less than 24 hours before she was set to hit the stage.
Fans and friends alike sent an outpouring of love to the star before her big appearance. Needless to say, Ms. Hudgens did not disappoint. Her co-star Mario Lopez tweeted, “Imagine if you had a day like @VanessaHudgens & performed like that. Wow.What a strong woman. My new hero#GreaseLive.”
Keep Vanessa and the Hudgens family in your prayers.
Get your wands ready, magic lovers, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is coming soon. The J.K. Rowling story, set in the same realm as beloved Harry Potter, follows magizoologist Newt Scamander as he heads to New York City after traversing the globe cataloging magical creatures.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, and Alison Sudoland, and is set to hit theaters on November 18th. Check out the new teaser above.
Kung Fu Panda 3 dominated the box office over the weekend, coming in at number one with an estimated $41 million, and becoming the largest January animated opening of all-time.
The Revenant dropped to number two, bringing in an estimated $12.4 million, while Star Wars came in third with $10.7 million.