We have a lot to thank the High School Musical movies for: not only did they create a lifetime of memories for us, but the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise inspired a lot of people to begin acting careers! That applies to some of our current favorite actors on the channel, including Best Friends Whenever star Landry Bender.
The actress watched the movie's 10-year anniversary special last night, and shared a photo and message on Instagram that reveals HSM really inspired her to pursue her career.
"YOU GUYS TEN YEARS!! I seriously cannot express how much this movie means to me. Without getting sappy- it's seriously one of the main things that made me fall in love with this business," Landry shared on Instagram. "TWAS THE START OF SOMETHING NEW #HSM10."
Okay, and now we're crying.
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