Up and coming big actor Zac Efron has taken the time out to discuss his newest movie, “Charlie St. Cloud,” with Entertainment Tonight. The movie, which opens on July 30th, is the main topic of the interview, but they do ask a few other questions to him. You can watch it below. [Source]
A lot has changed for Zac Efron over the past four years. He has graduated from the “High School Musical” franchise, bought his own home and gone from tween heartthrob to sex symbol. But girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, 21, sees a transformation on a bigger scale.
“I look at him, and I see a man,” she tells Glamour’s August jeans issue of her beau, 22. “He’s just grown-up.”
When the two first started dating in 2006, Hudgens recalls Efron being “adorable. I mean, he wasn’t the guy that he is today. Like, he had a gap in his teeth! He was a whole different person.”
Though she doesn’t say whether or not it was love at first sight, “Right off the bat, we had a connection, I think everybody could see it,” she reveals to the magazine.
But this isn’t just puppy love. “I guess [we have a mature relationship],” she says. “I think that we inspire each other. [I love] having someone to grow with.”
While Efron may be the more adventurous person in the relationship – he went bungee-jumping in Vancouver in July and loves backpacking and hiking – his girlfriend of four years is still a bit hesitant about trying out new things.
“When I was younger, I used to be super, super shy. I still find myself being scared of things,” she says, adding that she wants to try kite and paddle surfing one day because it “would give me that extra confidence.”
But what Hudgens dreads the most: stepping on a red carpet. “Going to events gives me such anxiety. I get hot flashes! I can’t breathe, and I get claustrophobic,” she says. “It’s a very odd business. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to it.” [Source]
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Zac Efron filmed a message for “Charlie St. Cloud” Facebook fans, which hits theaters in July 2010. What can fans expect from the fan page? More pictures, more content and more personal messages from Zac. [Source]
Vanessa Hudgens keeps it fierce in these new shots from the August 2010 issue Glamour mag. The 21-year-old actress opened up about Zac Efron’s cute tooth gap, presenting herself for her fanbase and what she loves about jeans the most. Check it.
On instantly clicking with boyfriend Zac Efron: “We got lucky because we started off together, so I think people like us because they fell in love with the characters. Right off the bat, we had a connection. I think everybody could see it. When we had our audition, they paired us together. And he was adorable. I mean, he wasn’t the guy that he is today. Like, he had a gap in his teeth. Yeah! You wanna see? He was a whole different person. Hold on. [She reaches for her iPhone to find a photo of Zac on it.] You’ll laugh!” [Source]
Zac Efron has been in Hawaii for the last few days surfing, cliff jumping and yes, getting leied. The 22-year-actor was honored last night at the Maui Film Festival with the Shining Star Award. Not only did I conduct the night’s official Q&A with Zac, but I also got the chance to chat with him backstage before the big shebang. Read on to get the scoop…
“I’ve never had a better day surfing,” said Efron, who brought his younger brother Dylan, 18, on the trip. “If you’re going to go, you need to go here. The conditions are unbelievable. In California, the waves kind of toss you around. There always seems to be an offshore breeze. Here in Maui, I was out there and the water was so glassy and clear,” continued Efron, who took surfing lessons with celebrity surf instructor Kiva Rivers. “It was like a bathtub. The waves just stay wide open for long rides in.”
Rest and relaxation aside, Efron said he looks for career inspiration from people like Leonardo DiCaprio. However, he insists he has no master plans for how he wants it to all unfold.
“In my career, I’ve never been the man with the plan,” he said. “I’ve never been one to say, I want to be here in 10 years. People always ask, ‘Where do you want to be in 10 years? What do you see in the future?’ I don’t know. I always like to throw caution to the wind and follow my heart.”
Efron will next be seen in the drama “Charlie St. Cloud” with Ray Liotta and Kim Basinger. “I’m loving the ride right now,” he beamed. “I’m loving it.”
On stage, he cracked, “I’ve been here five minutes [and] I got leied.”
Before the awards ceremony, which took place outside at the Celestial Cinema on the Wailea Golf Course, Efron hit the opening night party at Capische? restaurant along with Malin Akerman, Josh Radnor and Dan Byrd. Later on, Efron mingled and even did some dancing at Tommy Bahama before calling it a night. [Source]
Missing Nikki Blonsky from your life after the 2007 remake of “Hairspray”? Have no fear, she’s back again: not in a John Waters musical this time, but on “Huge,” a new TV series about plus-size teens at a weight loss camp.
“Huge” stars Blonsky, 21, as a girl sent to the camp by parents who want her to drop some pounds, which is not in her plans at all. Blonsky stars alongside Hayley Hasselhoff – yes, The Hoff’s daughter – who is totally gung-ho about losing weight because she’s convinced her life will be awesome if she’s skinny and hot. Most of the cast memebrs are plus-size actors and actresses. “I don’t think there’s ever been a full cast of plus size people before,” says Blonsky.
You better believe I’ll be parked in front of the boob tube when “Huge” debuts on Monday, June 28th on ABC Family at 9 p.m. EST. After the jump, Nikki Blonsky talks about being a plus-size actress, her dream to sing on “Glee,” and her pal, Zac Efron.
So I want to know, do you still keep in touch with your “Hairspray” co-stars?
Absolutely. I’m so excited right now for John Travolta. His wife, Kelly, is expecting and I couldn’t be more happy for them. They so deserve another beautiful child and I love them so much and I wish them the best. I keep in touch with mostly all of my “Hairspray” co-stars. I just spoke to Zac [Efron] recently. Now that I’m out in California, I have access to them a lot more.
[Click here to read the whole interview with Nikki Blonsky]
Universal Pictures announced the launch of a fan-oriented website for its upcoming romantic drama “Charlie St. Cloud,” starring Zac Efron. The launch of “Charlie St. Cloud Fans” features a special promotion: from now until June 30, entrants may vie for a chance to win a hometown screening of “Charlie St. Cloud”… with a special appearance by the star himself!
Upon registering at www.charliestcloud.com/hometownsweeps, fans may earn points by completing simple, fun actions such as becoming a fan of the film on Facebook or commenting on the “Charlie St. Cloud” trailer on YouTube. One hundred points gains entry into the “Charlie St. Cloud” hometown screening competition, and extra entries can be earned by achieving additional point levels. One lucky winner will get to meet Zac Efron at a special screening of “Charlie St. Cloud” in his or her hometown. Registered “Charlie St. Cloud Fans” will also be able to earn other rewards, meet fans of Zac Efron and “Charlie St. Cloud,” and gain access to exclusive videos and photos from the film.
Based on an acclaimed novel, “Charlie St. Cloud” stars Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love.
Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) has the adoration of mother Claire (Oscar(R) winner Kim Basinger) and little brother Sam (newcomer Charlie Tahan), as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it.
After his high-school classmate Tess (Amanda Crew) returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own. [Source]