It’s been debated for years if cheerleading counts as a sport or not, but Ashley Tisdale says that it definitely should! The former High School Musical star plays a college cheerleader in her new series Hellcats and also grew up cheerleading.
“To anyone who thinks cheerleading isn’t a sport, I can definitely tell you that it is,” says Ash. As for her own experience with cheerleading, Ashley says, “I was really shy when I was younger and cheerleading helped me come out of my shell.” She adds that Hellcats is “dramatic with some great cheers and really good energy. I have a really good feeling about it.”
Ashley Tisdale spent the last few months hard at work on a pilot for Hellcats, and it’s all paid off for her! The CW announced today (May 19) that they are officially picking up Hellcats for next season.
The show stars Aly Michalka, a college student who joins her school’s cheerleading squad when her scholarship ends, and Ashley, the head cheerleader.