Zac Efron was spotted outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 12th, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
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Zac Efron was amazed by how unbelievable alligator was when he tasted it. The actor had to beef up for his role as a marine in “The Lucky One.” He ate an enormous amount to pack on muscle, but it wasn’t all bad. Zac was amazed to find he could still indulge in some junk food, such as pizza.
“That was actually the best part – as long as I was getting calories, I could kind of bend the rules, so in New Orleans, where we were shooting, we would go out for Creole,” he explained. “We had alligator, too. They put a delicious sweet sauce over it – it was unbelievable!”
Although he was happy to taste one of the water-based creatures, Zac isn’t so keen on coming face-to-face with them. That happened when he was shooting one of his upcoming releases and the encounter gave him the jitters for a whole day.
“I actually saw an alligator when I was filming ‘The Paperboy.’ I was supposed to jump in this lake, but after we saw three of them, I couldn’t get back in for the rest of the day!” he laughed to Company magazine. [Source]
Zac Efron is a One Direction groupie. He loves the group, and he sent them a special message when he realized they were touring Australia at the same time he was Down Under to promote his film “The Lucky One.”
In an interview for a Melbourne T.V. talk show, Zac Efron freaked out when he heard that the 1D guys were also visiting the Land of Wonder. Seriously.
“I’m freaking out!” gushed the former “High School Musical” star throwing up his hands hysterically. “I gotta go get in line!”
When the host asked Zac what advice he would give to Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson about surviving the phenomenon of teen idol-dom, Efron replied:
“Seriously, I don’t think they need my advice. I think they know what they’re doing. I mean, have fun. Cherish this moment. It’s super fun. You know, I would say keep your heads screwed on straight. They seem like smart kids–er–smart guys–they’re not kids. They know what they’re doing.” [Source]
Elizabeth Olsen is mind-blowing in “Liberal Arts,” her co-star Zac Efron has said. “The Lucky One” heartthrob acts alongside the rising starlet in Josh Radnor’s film, which had its European premiere at Sundance London.
“Elizabeth Olsen is f****** extraordinary, excuse my language. Elizabeth blows my mind, and she’ll blow your mind,” revealed Zac.
The “High School Musical” star also heaped praise on Josh and his second film, and admitted he wanted to get involved even before he knew what his role was.
“I met Josh at the Maui Film Festival in 2010 and he had not directed anything yet at that point. He said, ‘I’m going to direct something. If there’s a part in it, would you do it?’ and I said, ‘Absolutely, 100 per cent’ because I really, really enjoyed our time spent working with him,” he recalled. “He later called and told me I had a part. I think ‘Liberal Arts’ is an amazing, amazing film. I’m not sure how I fit in it but I think he made an incredible movie.”
Zac has set up his own production company, Ninjas Runnin’ Wild, under Warner Bros.
“I want to make cool movies that I would go and see. Anything that’s innovative, that’s new. Edge is the wrong word because I think that implies something kind of risque,” he explained.
And in a thinly veiled swipe at pop stars such as Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers, he added: “I’m not going to make a movie about a concert tour!” [Source]
Zac Efron has admitted he was embarrassed when his mum watched his steamy love scenes in his new film. The “High School Musical” star strips off on-screen for the first time in Scott Hicks’ “The Lucky One,” which sees him portray a US Marine who finds love with a single mum (Taylor Schilling).
Asked how he feels about the hysteria every time he shows a bit of skin, Zac said: “I don’t really know how to put it into words. It’s better than the opposite reaction. I try not to think about it at any point. That’s one thing I don’t notice; I’m looking at all the flaws. I’m looking at the performance more until my mum says very loudly: ‘That’s my boy!’ Then you go: ‘Oh, my God’.”
The 24-year-old said being surrounded by a nervous crew and having a relaxed director helped to dispel any awkwardness.
“Everyone is tense on those days, it’s not just us. It’s kind of like a built-in awkwardness,” he said. “Taylor and I knew each other very well by this point. I tried to make her as comfortable as I could, which was just to laugh it off.”
Zac will next be seen in Josh Radnor’s indie drama “Liberal Arts,” which premiered at Sundance London, and he’s off to Cannes for Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” – which sees him sharing love scenes with Nicole Kidman.
“Lee Daniels took a risk on me for that part. Every time I had a scene with Nicole, I felt like I was in ‘Moulin Rouge’ – I was so in love with her,” he said.
“The Lucky One” is in cinemas now. [Source]
Zac Efron feels very lucky to have been given the chance to slowly work on his career after he shot to fame on the back of the “High School Musical” franchise. The 24-year-old actor first became a household name when he belted out the lyrics to “We’re All In This Together” alongside co-stars Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens. But, unlike his co-stars, Efron has slowly transformed his image from that squeaky-clean Disney poster boy to a well-rounded Hollywood actor.
The star of Nicholas Sparks film “The Lucky One” revealed to ContactMusic.com that he turned down several roles after “High School Musical” because he wanted to have a long and respectable Hollywood career.
“There were several avenues I could’ve gone down after ‘High School Musical,’ but I looked at the long term… I want to be doing this for a long time, so I wanted to make this transition slowly.”
And, rather than cash in on his popularity and keep his teenage fanbase, Efron wanted to take a step back and make a graceful transition from teen heartthrob to Hollywood name.
“It wasn’t so much about keeping the fans but about making sure I was able to focus on my craft and really take a step back, work hard, work with great directors and have a graceful transition.”
Zac Efron is under no impression that he could have made it thus far alone and looks back respectfully on every director he has worked with in the past.
“It was slow, but I look back at every director I worked with on these films and they are guys I’ve learnt so much from… I didn’t cash in or take the easier route but really focused on learning as I grow. I’m still learning. I’m just very lucky.”
Zac can be seen in “The Lucky One” at the moment, but fans will be happy to know that he will also be starring in “The Paperboy” and “At Any Price” when they hit cinemas later this year. [Source]
Zac Efron was spotted watching a basketball game in Los Angeles on May 1st, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
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Zac Efron was spotted leaving Country Mart in Los Angeles on April 30th, 2012. Enjoy the pics! Thanks so much to Dea @ Lea-Michele.Com for sending these pics!
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