Zac Efron, who’s currently starring in (the just-released in limited theaters) “Me and Orson Welles,” has always lucked out with his roles and beautiful costars. Among his roster of women are Ashley Tisdale and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, but he really hit the jackpot this time role playing opposite Claire Danes.
In “Orson Welles,” Zac plays a shmoozing and talentless actor who is smitten with Claire’s Sonya Jones. But, according to Zac, Claire is just as amazing as her alter ego. “She’s perfect. She’s so beautiful and so talented and so willing to work with me and help me,” he gushed. “We bonded a lot, it was great.” [Source]
“High School Musical” star Zac Efron said he views his role in the independent U.S. film “Me and Orson Welles” as a “step forward” in his acting career. Efron, 22, said he wanted to throw himself a “curveball” by portraying teenage character Richard Samuels who works alongside the famed film director on a Broadway production, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
“It wasn’t another musical,” said Efron, referring to his “High School Musical” roots. “It was definitely a step forward in my opinion, and a risk, and something that I wasn’t even expecting of myself at the time, so I knew no one else would be. It would be kind of a curveball.”
Efron downplayed the industry stigma attached to an actor or actress best known for lighthearted teen fare such as “Musical,” saying his challenge is choosing the next best project.
“I’d say the challenge right now is finding specifically what to try and work on next,” Efron told the Post. “It’s not in terms of people being close-minded, really, to be honest.” [Source]
Miley Cyrus admits she has a crush on “High School Musical” actor Zac Efron. The “Hannah Montana” star tells Sirius XM’s The Morning Mash Up that she thinks Efron is “the hottest person in the world.”
“I think Zac Efron is the hottest person in the world. I really, really like him,” she admits. “It’s weird because he’s my friend… I could call him and be like, whatever.”
Cyrus says it is Efron’s loyalty to his longtime girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens that makes him so attractive. “Zac could get any girl… and do whatever, and he is so loyal and a really good friend… He’s just like super good looking,” she adds. [Source]
Zac Efron arrived at LAX airport in Los Angeles on 25 November 2009. Enjoy the pics.
• November 25 – At LAX Airport In Los Angeles (x4)
Zac Efron tries to look his best whenever he leaves the house – because dressing well and keeping fit is “the least” he can do to please his adoring fans. The 22 year old won over a devoted following around the globe as the hunky star of Disney franchise High School Musical – and he believes maintaining his heart-throb looks is the key to keeping himself out of the tabloids and making fans happy.
He tells IFC.com, “There are little things you have to forgo (as a celebrity). If you walk around in sweatpants and don’t shave or shower, or look a bit sleepy, there’s a high probability that there are going to be rumours out there that you’re on drugs or starting some sort of spiral downhill. So I’ve always tried to look my best, and look clean when I go outside. I think I owe it to everybody to show up well-groomed and put in a little effort. It’s the least I can do.”
But the actor insists discussing his fame makes him uncomfortable – because very few people can understand what it’s like to be internationally recognised.
He adds, “There are small things you definitely miss. The thing about it is if you comment on it (fame), or talk about the negativity around it, it’s not really comprehensible to anybody. It’s one of the weirdest things to talk about with friends or family or anyone, to be honest.” [Source]
At the Cinema Society opening of “Me and Orson Welles” on Monday night, the actor had to stop in the middle of an interview when another Zac walked by. Efron got flustered, halted mid-sentence and asked his publicist, “Wait … is that Zac Posen? Wow.”
After regaining his composure and apologizing to the reporter, Efron stopped once more when photographers’ flashing bulbs signaled that Amber Rose had shown up – sans Kanye West. “Amber Rose is here?” he asked incredulously.
At least the admiration was mutual. Rose nervously approached the heartthrob at the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Three Olives fete later in the evening and asked him to pose for photos with her. Gushed Efron yet again: “I just can’t believe she’s here.”
But the 22-year-old was a little less humble when he admitted that kissing Claire Danes, who plays his love interest in the movie, came “relatively easy.” Said Efron, with a smile, “She is a very beautiful lady.” [Source]
Zac Efron arrived at the Late Show with David Letterman on 24 November 2009. Enjoy the pics! More will be added soon!
• The Late Show With David Letterman 11/24/2009 (x95)
Zac Efron attended the unveiling of the “Me and Orson Welles” plaque at the site of the original Mercury Theatre in New York City on 24 November 2009. Enjoy the pics!
• ‘Me And Orson Welles’ Plaque Unveiling In New York City 11/24/2009 (x21)
Zac Efron appeared at the Late Show with David Letterman on 24 November 2009. Enjoy the pics!
• The Late Show With David Letterman 11/24/2009 (x185)
Screen captures of Zac Efron and Claire Danes who appeared at The View on 23 November 2009 have been added to the gallery. Enjoy the pics!
• The View (x230)