Action lover Vanessa Hudgens

March 24th, 2011

Vanessa Hudgens gets the "biggest rush" shooting weapons on her new movie.

The 'High School Musical' star confesses it was "exhilarating" to get behind a gun and take part in the action scenes for her new movie 'Sucker Punch', so much so her heart stopped beating with excitement.

She said: "Shooting the big guns is the most exhilarating feeling I've had in my entire life. I mean as soon as I go through a round of the 50 cal. my heart basically stops beating and I just get the biggest rush, it's incredible."

The Hollywood beauty - who recently broke up with long-term boyfriend Zac Efron - also revealed she loved training for the role of an all-action star because it helped her gain confidence.

She said: "think the great thing about all the training is that it gives you a new self-confidence. You take yourself to a new place you've never been before, mentally and physically."

The former teen star will next appear in action adventure 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island'.