Like many staying in, Vanessa Hudgens is passing some time on memory lane.The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram on Friday with a pair of shots fro
Like many staying in, Vanessa Hudgens is passing some time on memory lane.
The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram on Friday with a pair of shots from past Coachella Music Festivals, the annual spring event that was pushed back six months amid a national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She shared a shot of herself at the festival in 2017 donning a long patterned dress with a tie front, paired with a multicolored butterfly cape at the creatively-inspired gathering.
Nostalgic: Vanessa Hudgens, 31, took to Instagram on Friday with a pair of shots from past Coachella Music Festivals, the annual April event that was pushed back six months amid a national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic
‘A little Coachella memory,’ said Hudgens, best known for playing Gabriella Montez in High School Musical. ‘This was one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn. A cause I felt like a fairy and b it was a great way to make space to dance lol u guys still planning on going in October? To SPOOKCHELLA? Lol.’
She also put up a post from another outing at the festival in which she was posed with her sister Stella at the 2018 festival.
‘Happy national sibling day to my sister @stellahudgens my OG best friend till the day I die,’ she wrote. ‘Love you with all my heart forever and ever Te.’
Stella responded in the comment section, ‘I loooveee youuu.’
Boho beauty: She shared a clip of herself at the festival in 2017 donning a long patterned dress with a tie front and a multicolored butterfly cape
Fashionista: The actress called the ensemble one of her all-time favorites
Standout: Vanessa took to Instagram in 2017 with a shot in the ensemble
Hudgens made headlines last month when she took to Instagram Live and questioned the purpose of social distancing and shutting down all non-essential services through the summer.
‘Um, yeah, till July sounds like a bunch of bull****, I’m sorry,’ she said. ‘It’s a virus, I get it, I respect it, but at the same time, even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible, but like … inevitable? I dunno, maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now.’
Hudgens walked back the divisive comments after she was slammed by both fans and fellow celebs who said she was irresponsible and short-sighted for using her platform for that message.
‘Some of my comments are being taken out of context,’ Hudgens said in a follow up-clip. ‘It’s a crazy time. I’m at home in lockdown, and that’s what I hope you guys are doing too. In full quarantine. And staying safe and sane. I don’t take this situation lightly by any means.
‘I am home. So stay inside, y’all.’
Close siblings: She also put up a post in which she was posed with her sister Stella at the 2018 festival
Using her platform: Hudgens urged people to ‘STAY IN!!!!’ amid the lockdown
Misstep: Hudgens made headlines last month when she took to Instagram Live and questioned the purpose of social distancing and shutting down all non-essential services through the summer
The Spring Breakers star also posted a quote to make clear she’s aware of how serious COVID-19 is in the wake of her initial statement.
‘I’m so sorry for the way i have offended anyone and everyone… I realize my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now,’ the Powerless star said. ‘This has been a huge wake up call about the significance my words have.’
The international pandemic has impacted a number of celebrities, as Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Idris Elba and Andy Cohen are among the notable names who have tested positive, as well as Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Other notable Hollywood names to test positive for coronavirus include actresses Ali Wentworth, Olga Kurylenko, Debi Mazar and Rachel Matthews; and actors Kristofer Hivju and Daniel Dae Kim. Performers to succumb to coronavirus-related symptoms include Jaws actress Lee Fierro, 91, Aliens actor Jay Benedict, 68, and Nashville actor Allen Garfield, 80.
Better understanding: The Spring Breakers star also posted a quote to make clear she’s aware of how serious COVID-19 is in the wake of her initial statement
As of early Saturday, the death total for COVID-19 – declared a public health emergency by World Health Organization – had soared to 18,562 people in the U.S., The COVID Tracking Project reported, with 493,797 total positive diagnoses.
On a global level, 102,774 people have died amid 1,698,626 positive diagnoses worldwide, Johns Hopkins University reported.
This week saw New York’s total death toll surpass – and double – the 2,977 overall deaths stemming from the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. As of Saturday, more than 7,844 people in the state died as result of the virus, The COVID Tracking Project reported.