Ashley Tisdale: Being Brunette Is Much Easier + "Hellcats" Preview

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Are you a fan of the CW's new show "Hellcats"? The show has been doing well and the CW just ordered 6 more scripts for the series, which means it could be close to getting picked up for a full... 000_003_151_tisdalehellcats000

Are you a fan of the CW's new show "Hellcats"? The show has been doing well and the CW just ordered 6 more scripts for the series, which means it could be close to getting picked up for a full season!

Ashley Tisdale, who stars as "Savannah," on the cheerleading drama recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her role on the show, "Glee," and also the upcoming Sharpay movie. Check out a few highlights below.

ET: How did you get ready for the audition?

Ashley Tisdale: My sister was a cheerleader all through high school and college, so she helped me out when I was auditioning. She was: "Put your arms this way, because cheerleading is definitely different from dancing. It is stiffer."

ET: Did you and Aly Michalka know each other before you were both cast in "Hellcats"?

Ashley Tisdale: When we were 12 or 13, actually, I met Aly and [her sister] AJ in acting class. I always found them to be sweet girls. Obviously, we were on Disney, but we crossed paths. "Phil of the Future" [the show Aly was on] was before I came on with "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody." It is really cool how we ended up screen-testing together.

ET: What do you like about Savannah?

Ashley Tisdale: I like her clothes. She has like a Southern flair.... When I think of a Southern chick, I think of little dresses all the time. She comes from a wealthy family. She is always in little floral outfits.

ET: Did you dye your hair dark for this role?

Ashley Tisdale: I went dark a year ago for my music. I am naturally brunette. I went blonde for Disney, so I wanted to go back. I went back to blonde for something else and, actually, for this they were, "Somebody has to go brunette." I was, "I will. Please!" I love being brunette. It is so much easier.

ET: But you went back to blonde for "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure," right?

Ashley Tisdale: Yes, but I wigged it.

ET: How was revisiting Sharpay?

Ashley Tisdale: Great. For me, "High School Musical" really gave me my start. I did stuff before I was on the Disney Channel. I did pilots that were not picked up. I did ';Donnie Darko' and things that were not Disney Channel. But they really gave me my fan base and because of the fans, I owed them another movie ... everybody was, "When are we going to see a Sharpay movie?"

ET: Do you like "Glee"? Do you feel responsible for "Glee" because of "High School Musical"?

Ashley Tisdale: Yes and no. I think it is really different. Lea Michele is a really sweet girl and she was, "Thank you so much. Your show kind of paved the way for all of us." I was, "Listen, those shows are so different." I love watching it. I think [co-creator] Ryan [Murphy] came up with great characters, a really entertaining show.

Also, check out some pics and a preview from tonight's brand new episode, "Nobody Loves Me But My Mother." Aly Michalka will even show off her singing chops by performing a cover of Sting's "Brand New Day."

In the episode, Lewis (Robbie Jones) asks Marti (Aly Michalka) out but she turns him down. Alice (Heather Hemmens) tells Lewis (Robbie Jones) she will stop taking drugs if he helps her get back in shape as a flier, but then after a sweaty workout the two end up having sex. Meanwhile, Savannah (Ashley Tisdale) takes Dan (Matt Barr) to her parents' house for dinner and a fight erupts after Savannah's mom (guest star Teryl Rothery) demands that she stop seeing Dan. Wanda (Gail O'Grady) convinces Marti to give Lewis a chance so she tells him she's ready to date but he has second thoughts.

Do you like Ashley better as a blonde or brunette? Are you excited for more "Hellcats"?

(Photos: Jack Rowand/The CW)


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