Olivia stars as Nini, who would claim the role of Gabriella in the play. And of course, we all know what happened after Olivia made her break on the show — a couple of No. 1 hits, one of the biggest albums of 2021, and seven Grammy nominations.
Appearing on the SAG Awards red carpet on Sunday, Vanessa was asked about Olivia taking on the role that helped boost her into the spotlight.
"I mean, it's so wild," she told E! News. "I literally saw an Instagram post the other day that said 'Gabriella Montez' and it wasn't me, and I was like, '...I'm sorry?'"
Vanessa continued: "But [Olivia's] incredible and I'm such a fan of hers — love her music — so it's amazing seeing [High School Musical] continue to live on."
You can watch Vanessa's full interview with E! News here.