"Harmony, honestly, was such an amazing director and he became like a best friend," said Hudgens. "He was so supportive. Made it feel so safe. He's such a positive energy that just lights up a room so we had an amazing time."
Mirroring her co-star's affections for their director, Selena Gomez tells ET the abundance of flesh in Spring Breakers is basically a "backdrop" in the film and not worth sensationalizing.
"Honestly, it's not the focus of the movie and you actually forget about it when you're watching the movie," argued Gomez. "I think that's a true testimony of how the movie was shot and how well all of the girls did."
Spring Breakers, out March 22, 2013, follows four college girls who wind up in jail after holding up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. Bailed out by a drug and arms dealer, the ladies are dragged into doing his dirty work.