The 30-year-old actor was belting out the lyrics to "Breaking Free" at a karaoke party with friends. Hudgens shared the video to her Instagram, and HSM fans were rejoicing. It's no wonder Hudgens was feeling nostalgic, as the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series just released to Disney+ on November 12.
Meanwhile, the artist has been hard at work promoting her new holiday movie, The Knight Before Christmas, on Netflix.
This karaoke number was much different from her singing in character as Gabriella.
Gabriella Montez and Troy Bolton first met on a karaoke stage — how fitting. The shy high schoolers realized that their voices were a perfect match and they fell in love. In real life, too, Efron and Hudgens dated for a time while filming the HSM saga.
Of course, the song Hudgens sang nearly 15 years later was their rocking end-of-movie number "Breaking Free."
This sweet and soft iteration of the song is very different from Hudgens' gruff interpretation nowadays. Regardless, this was a fun trip down memory lane. Clearly the star is feeling slightly nostalgic.
It's no wonder she's feeling nostalgia for her former part. A new series based on the films is now available on Disney+.
A mockumentary-style scripted series is now on Disney+. The show takes place in the actual high school where the movies were shot in Salt Lake City. The "real" students of the high school audition for a part in the school musical, which happens to be High School Musical.