Vanessa Hudgens deserves a little downtime after cranking out three new films and she’s making the most of her vacation in Hawaii with boyfriend Austin Butler. Beside the beach, she’s racking up killer photo-ops for her new film.
Hudgens and Butler have been all hands with each other in the Maui surf. The two started dating last year. Friends said it wasn’t serious, but they’ve been going strong ever since.
The 23-year-old actress has three films in the works. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is in post-prodction. The sequel to 2008 film “Journey to the Center of the Earth” was shot in 3D and directed by Brad Peyton.
It stars Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, ex-boyfriend Josh Hutcherson, Luis Guzmán and Kristin Davis.
Also in post-production is her film “Gimme Shelter.” Vanessa plays a pregnant 16-year-old girl who runs away from her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson) in search of her father, played by Brendan Fraser.
Her upcoming film, “The Frozen Ground” is based on a true story about 1980s Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen who murdered as many as 21 young women. He kidnapped them and hunted them in the Alaskan wilderness. Hudgens plays Cindy Paulson, who escapes the killer and helps hunt him down.
The film also stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Richard Schiff, Katherine LaNasa, Radha Mitchell and rapper 50 Cent.
But all work and no play makes for a dull girl. The former Disney High School Musical star has flaunted her trim body in a tiny bikini, accented with and island coral necklace. She almost lost her bikini top in the surf, but was able to duck into a nearby cabana to tie it back up.
Austin, 20, is also a Disney actor. He recently co-starred in “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure,” with Vanessa’s BFF Ashley Tisdale.