Ever since the final High School Musical movie premiered in 2008 and the entire cast went their separate ways, fans have wondered if the former Disney Channel stars are still closer than ever. As it turns out, there’s no need to worry, because they are still total besties!
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Gabriel, Monique Coleman and more, the Disney Channel Original Movie series aired its first film on January 20, 2006, and since then, it’s become a total phenomenon. After the trilogy officially came to an end, the cast members went on to accomplish a lot over the years — like starring in new movies, getting married and starting families of their own. Despite their super busy lives, the HSM cast has all managed to stay pretty close! They’ve actually hung out a lot over the years, and every time they do it brings on a major wave of nostalgia.
In fact, Ashley recently revealed whether or not the cast had plans to get together for the first film’s 15th anniversary in January 2021.
“I don’t see us getting together again. It’s really awesome, obviously, and it’s so sweet that everybody likes to count each year for all three of [the films]. For us, there’s always an anniversary,” she told E! News in December 2020. “We’re all also really good friends and we talk in our everyday life. I don’t see us getting together, especially in this ominous time of quarantine.”
“It’s almost actually looking back on your high school years in a weird way, like high school experience twice. And just one was like super successful,” the actress explained. “It was such an innocent moment in time to where people were accepting of that type of movie. I don’t know, like I always say, I don’t know if it would work right now, you know? Cause it’s just like different time, but it’s just that cast and everything was, it’s very hard to find a project where there was a lot of innocence and a lot of people excited and passionate about what we were going to do.”
J-14 decided to round up all the times they’ve reunited since the last movie premiered, so get ready for all the feels. Grab some tissues, and scroll through our gallery to check out all the times the HSM stars have gotten together over the last 10 years.
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