At 15, Abigail Breslin is already a star in her own right, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t capable of a fangirl moment. Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Breslin recalled the moment she met her celebrity crush – who also happens to be her « New Year’s Eve » co-star – Zac Efron.
“I met Zac Efron yesterday, and I’m just going to say, I cried a little bit afterwards and beforehand – just a little bit, » Breslin said. « It was kind of a big deal; it was kind of major. »
Abigail and the 24-year-old actor actually didn’t have any scenes together – Garry Marshall’s holiday-themed film is overrun with famous faces – so when she heard he was nearby, the waterworks started.
« I heard he was in the same building as me, so that’s what first brought on the tears. And I think everybody here saw me cry a little bit, » the actress recalled. « And then I went in to meet him, and I was like, ‘No, no, no, I can’t do this.’ But he was so nice! »
Nice enough to make the teen swoon. « I love Zac Efron. I mean, I’ve seen every ‘High School Musical’ a million times and every movie he’s done, » Breslin gushed. « I mean, I love Zac Efron. C’mon, he’s cool.”
During their actual meeting, though, she must’ve played it straight because Efron told us that he would not have guessed she had a crush.
« She played it off really well. I had no idea, » the actor said. « It’s so funny coming from a fellow artist. I think she’s so amazing; she’s so funny in this movie. She’s a darling. »
Breslin and Efron’s « New Year’s Eve » arrives in theaters Friday. [Source]