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Vanessa Hudgens got 'mean' dating Zac Efron

Vanessa Hudgens got 'mean' dating Zac Efron

Vanessa Hudgens says dating Zac Efron made her "really mean".

The 26-year-old actress - who was in a relationship with her 'High School Musical' co-star for three years until 2010 - admits she grew increasingly "fed up" with the female attention her then-boyfriend constantly received and couldn't help but be hostile to his admirers.

She said: "I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up.

"Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares."

However, Vanessa soon realised she had adopted the wrong attitude.

She added: "Then I realised that's not what that's about. 'Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice. "

The 'Spring Breakers' star - who is now in a relationship with actor Austin Butler - also confessed to being a "definite hippy" who loves dancing half-naked in public.

She told the New York Times newspaper: "I'm a definite hippy.

"I'm literally my happiest self when I'm dancing half naked on a grass field listening to Led Zeppelin."

And Vanessa credits Austin with helping restore her Christian faith and they are regular attendees at Hillsong, a church known for its flashing lights, club-like atmosphere and video production.

She said:"It feels like Arcade Fire -- it's epic like that. They really focus on you having your own personal relationship with Jesus, which is wonderful."