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Still, when he sees "Get'cha Head in the Game," he thinks, "How the fuck did we do that? At the time she was called back to play Taylor Mc Kessie, Coleman had nearly quit acting.
"I was going through a period which a lot of actors go through where you are on the brink of giving up because it just doesn't look like it's going to happen for you," she said.14.
"At the time, Raven-Symoné was the most prominent African-American on the Disney Channel, if not the only one.
I really wanted my nieces and godsisters and just other girls that were like me growing up that didn't really have a role model that looked like them [to see themselves as] the smartest girl in school."16.
Bleu and Tisdale had worked together as Ford models in New York when they were 5 or 6 years old, more than a decade before High School Musical.
"It was Ashley's mom who ended up making the connection," Bleu said.19.
' And he's like, 'Well, think of it this way: You have the opportunity to play a character who's young, he's into theater, he's an artist, and let's go at it from that point of view.' He talked to me about his own life and he was like, 'I see a lot of myself in Ryan.
Yeah, I knew I was gay in high school, but I didn't tell anybody.' … Zac Efron established himself as a prankster early on before shooting began.
"We ran through the scene and then she gave me notes," Grabeel recalled with a laugh.The final callback for Taylor came down to Coleman and two Asian-American actresses.17.She was worried she wasn't going to get the part because of her hair "which bore a striking resemblance to Corbin's hair." She added, "I looked more like his sister than a potential partner."18.And initially, she almost didn't go in for the role. What really attracted Coleman to Taylor was the fact that she was an intelligent young black woman."It was actually an active argument between me, my agents, and my manager. "I connected to who I felt like Taylor could be to other people who needed more colorful role models," she said.