Vanessa Hudgens Says Working With Jennifer Lopez Was 'Magical' (Exclusive)

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Vanessa Hudgens admires Jennifer Lopez so much more after working with her on Second Act.

ET's Deidre Behar caught up with the 29-year-old singer and actress at the So You Think You Can Dance season 15 Los Angeles auditions, where she talked wonders about her triple-threat co-star.

"It was honestly such a magical experience," Hudgens gushed, adding that she learned something from J.Lo "every day." "First off, she completely welcomed me with open arms and took such good care of me and was just so sweet. And the stuff that we got to do together was magical, it really was magical."

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Second Act is a romantic comedy that follows a big-box store employee, portrayed by Lopez, who tries to prove that in New York City, street smarts are just "as valuable as a college degree." Hudgens plays a young executive at a consumer goods company. Leah Remini and Milo Ventimiglia also co-star.

When asked what made working with the 48-year-old entertainer so amazing, Hudgens expressed, "You just have to watch!"

"Like walking through Central Park together, and the wind blowing and the leaves falling," she shared. "The fashion! We had Patricia Fields as our costume designer who's an icon. There's just so much fun, it was such an amazing experience."

Meanwhile, the SYTYCD judge also dished on what inspires her to get out there every day and help others achieve their dreams on the show.

"I know what it feels like to start from nowhere," she explained. "I grew up without a lot, and had to work my way up there, and at the end of the day, it did come down to my hard work and perseverance. But also someone giving me a chance and the fact that I get to be a person to give these guys a chance, well my heart kinda melts."

So You Think You Can Dance returns for its 15th season on June 4 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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