The High School Musical actress explained that she enjoyed playing a strong woman for the role.
She told The Sun: "I finished Sucker Punch in December. I'd leave work feeling amazing because I'd had a super badass fight sequence and got to shoot super big guns. I think this is my time to really step it up and get to grow up.
"Women are taking over. I feel like it's something we've recently discovered, true woman empowerment. It's a great thing. Everyone loves it."
The 22-year-old insisted that younger women should also be given the opportunity to "kick ass" in film.
She added: "They're watching Angelina Jolie kick ass. So it's like you might as well bring some younger women into the picture and show them being super strong and fending for themselves because it's not something that's been done and I feel we're just starting to touch it."
Hudgens, who recently had further nude photos of herself leaked onto the internet, insisted that she doesn't let anything negative affect her.
She commented: "I just try to let it go in one ear and out the other and continue to live. There is just way too much nonsense in this business. If I read something weird or upsetting, I'll call my girlfriend, we'll go to swim class and everything is all better."
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