12 Surprising Things You Never Knew About High School Musical
It's been well over eight years since High School Musical debuted on the Disney Channel, but it seems people love it just as much now as they ever have. Between Zac Efron having basically the best year ever and its other stars doing pretty well, we thought we'd see how well you REALLY know the popular DCOM.
For instance, did you know that Ashley Tisdale didn't originally audition for the part of Sharpay? And that a very popular Nickelodeon star almost played Tory Bolton? Also, there's a very interesting Britney Spears/Justin Timberlake connection to this movie that you probably didn't know about.
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1. The Script Has Some Pretty Interesting Origins
"The film has its origins in a 1999 script entitled Grease 3. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were to star as the children of Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson from the 1978 film. The plot was virtually the same as that High School Musical, but with more similarities to Grease. The character who would become Sharpay was to be the daughter of Betty Rizzo (producers tried to get Christina Aguilera for the part, but she declined). Timberlake's band-mates from *NSYNC were to have supporting roles. But before the script went through a second re-write, the project was shelved until 2004." (via IMDB)
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