Zac Efron has revealed he used to write songs to impress girls and is a firm believer in love at first sight. The 25-year-old heartthrob – who split from long-term girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens in 2010 – stars in “The Lorax” as a boy who falls in love at first sight and gives his dream girl a tree.
Zac said: “Do I believe in love at first sight? For sure! I hope so. It seems like a brilliant idea. When I was young we would do all sorts of crazy things [to impress girls], we used to do goofy stuff like write songs. Would I bring her a tree? I don’t think it would work as well as in the movie. I think it would be really awkward. She might not take it so well!”
After starring with Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito in the animated adaptation of Dr Seuss’s book, Zac revealed he tries even harder to live a green life.
He said: “Especially now after playing this role and being a part of this movie. You can never do enough. I try, where I can, to do all the small things. My house is relatively energy-efficient. I take short showers! I pretty much run a paperless household, more or less. I find that there is always more that you can do, so I am going to try more of those opportunities.”
“The Lorax” is out on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday November 19, 2012. [Source]
From the creators of “Despicable Me” and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Danny DeVito lends his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms voices the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle plays financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White portrays Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.
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Zac Efron has scored even more nominations for 2012 Teen Choice Awards! Check the list of categories below.
Choice Movie: Romance
“The Lucky One”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
“Think Like A Man”
“This Means War”
Choice Movie Actor: Romance
Robert Pattinson (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”)
Channing Tatum (“The Vow”)
Chris Pine (“This Means War”)
Michael Ealy (“Think Like A Man”)
Zac Efron (“The Lucky One”)
Choice Movie Voice
Jesse McCartney as Theodore (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”)
Chris Rock as Marty (“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”)
Seth MacFarlane as Ted (“Ted”)
Taylor Swift as Audrey (“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”)
Zac Efron as Ted (“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”)
Choice Movie Liplock
Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”)
Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”)
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”)
Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams (“The Vow”)
Zac Efron & Taylor Schilling (“The Lucky One”)
Choice Movie: Drama
“The Lucky One”
“We Bought a Zoo”
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Channing Tatum (“The Vow”)
Justin Timberlake (“In Time”)
Matt Damon (“We Bought a Zoo”)
Ryan Gosling (“Drive”)
Zac Efron (“The Lucky One”)
Click here to vote for Zac Efron! The 2012 Teen Choice Awards will air live, Sunday, July 22nd at 8PM on FOX.
“The Lorax” is the biggest cartoon of 2012, and Andrew Gunsberg sat down with the cast to find out all about this brand new version of the Dr Seuss classic! “The Lorax” has a strong environmental message, and Andrew asked Zac Efron if he had any dirty environmental secrets.
Zac said, “I probably drive too much. My car’s kind of speedy. I don’t have a Prius or anything like that.”
He continued, “I try and do what I can. It’s the small things that count.”
And Taylor Swift talked about why she loved the marshmallow scene.
“That’s my favourite scene! I’m sitting there thinking, who thought of that? Like who was sitting there at the conference room table and said ‘I’ve got this idea. We’re gonna have a sequence where marshmallows are just slow motion, everyone’s just bouncing in a sea of marshmallows. And there’s little bears, and little fish. My god, it was so awesome,” Taylor said.
Plus we spoke to Betty White, Ed Helms and Danny Devito. Check it out below! [Source]
Even though Dr. Seuss never wrote a second “The Lorax” book, Universal is toying around with creating a sequel to “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” since it has done so well in theaters. Thanks in large part to its A-list stars, who include Taylor Swift and Zac Efron, “The Lorax” has grossed a whopping $175 million dollars worldwide, making it the highest grossing film of the year so far.
“Even though they don’t have a book to base the sequel off, Universal is trying to figure out a way to make another one, since it’s been such a monster box office hit,” our source says. “And they’d love to have Taylor and Zac back.” [Source]
In the end, not even the $250 million budget of “John Carter” nor the Eddie Murphy star power of “A Thousand Words” could outdraw the power of a good old-fashioned family movie.
The animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,” starring Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, managed to reign supreme at the box office once again, raking in $39.1 million dollars to come in first place on March 11, according to BoxOfficeMojo. The big-budget Mars epic “John Carter” only managed to make $30.6 million, a disappointment considering how much it cost to make.
Teen party flick “Project X” continued to surprise, earning $11.5 million and taking third place, while the Elizabeth Olsen-starring horror film “Silent House” pulled in slightly more than “Act of Valor” at around $7 million each.
“A Thousand Words” didn’t even crack the top 5, but the comedy, which was actually made in 2008, pulled in $6.3 million to come in sixth place. The thriller “Safe House” wasn’t too far behind with $5 million. “The Vow” earned $4 million to “This Mean’s War’s” $3.75, and “Journey 2” rounded out the top 10 with $3.7. [Source]
Zac Efron has revealed how he took inspiration, for his role in “The Lorax,” from Robin Williams performance as the Genie in “Aladdin.” Zac claims that he viewed a video of Robin recording his voice over and realised that you just have to go for it.
Efron explained, “You just have to throw all of your inhibition out the window. I had to leave my ego at the door. My favourite animated performance probably ever was Robin Williams in Aladdin, when he plays the Genie. When they showed the video from recording that movie, Robin is all over the place.”
He added, “He’s practically doing back flips. He’s doing crazy faces, voices and gestures. He actually looks absolutely ridiculous but the performance that he got out of that was extraordinary. I’ll never forget it.”
Zac continued, “So I just tried not to worry about what I looked like or how I felt or how embarrassing it was. I just tried to go nuts and have fun. As long as you’re having fun you can’t really go wrong.”
You can catch Zac Efron in “The Lorax,” which is out now in the US and is released in the UK on July 27. [Source]
According to early estimates, “The Lorax” will top the box office for the second straight weekend, beating the big budget sci-fi action flick “John Carter.”
The animated Dr. Seuss adaptation, featuring the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito, is on pace for $40 million. Meanwhile, “John Carter,” starring Taylor Kitsch as a 19th century soldier turned Martian hero, is expected to open to $26 million or so.
Third place should belong to “Project X,” with the high school party movie projected to earn $11 million. “Act of Valor” ($7.5 million) will likely finish #4, with Eddie Murphy’s “A Thousand Words” ($6 million) and horror film “Silent House” ($6 million) debuting to weak numbers.
The rest of the Top 10 should include holdovers “Safe House,” “Journey 2,” ‘The Vow” and “This Means War.” [Source]