Zac Efron, who got to smooch Michelle Pfeiffer in “New Year’s Eve,” has revealed that he had a secret crush on the actress since he was 18. The “High School Musical” star first met the veteran Hollywood actress when they worked together on 2007 musical “Hairspray,” and he jumped at the chance to co-star with her in their 2011 comedy.
He has previously told how their onscreen smooch was his most favourite part of the shoot – and now he’s confessed getting passionate with Pfeiffer had been his dream for years.
“I had a huge crush on Michelle during filming of ‘Hairspray.’ She was an angel that turned up on set every day and I would try as much as I could to get close to her and strike up some awkward conversation – I was 18 and didn’t know what I was doing,” the Daily Express quoted him as telling talk show host Graham Norton in an interview.
“And then she was trying to get hold of me to see if I was doing ‘New Year’s Eve’ so I had two voicemails from Michelle Pfeiffer. It was the best experience of my life doing that movie with her. Driving around on a Vespa with her on the back, I felt like the king of the world. And kissing her was my dream come true. It was amazing,” he added. [Source]
Zac Efron has admitted he loves falling in love, and has described it as “one of the best feelings” in the world. “The Lucky One” actor, who dated his co-star Vanessa Hudgens for five years, knows that all relationships don’t always work out for the best, but he enjoys giving it a go and all of the romantic things.
According to Showbiz Spy, Zac said: “I enjoy romance. I think that’s why we’re here. It’s one of the best feelings you can have, falling in love. It doesn’t always have to work out, but when you’re in it, it’s still the best feeling in the world.”
The 24-year-old, who has been spotted getting very close to Taylor Schilling, continued: “I think I’m a grand gesture guy. I’ve done things like write a song for a girl and I like to paint. For me, personal things like that are always the best.”
But Zac Efron doesn’t want to be a Hollywood star, whose details are for sale in the public arena as he doesn’t want to take the attention away from his career.
“It fights you creatively to have too much of your personal information out there. I know the actors I personally admire — people like Tom Hardy — are the ones I know the least about, who keep their heads down,” he said. “The work — I say it’s work, but I love what I do — is what I want to focus on. I would love to be well known for that. Not what I do on a Saturday.” [Source]
Hey! I am really sorry for the lack in updates for the past week, but I had to deal with some personal stuff. There was a lot of going on with Zac Efron for the past several days and I will do my best to catch up with all the updates later today or early tomorrow. So expect tons of updates coming really soon!
Zac Efron appeared on “Daybreak” on April 23rd, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
• [4/23] Daybreak (x9)
Zac Efron was spotted leaving the Capital FM Studios in London on April 23rd, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
• [4/23] Leaving Capital FM Studios In London (x7)
Zac Efron was spotted in the stands watching a football match in London, England, on April 21st, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
• [4/21] Watching Football Match In London (x13)
Zac Efron was spotted leaving Nobu in London on April 21st, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
• [4/21] Leaving Nobu In London (10)
Warner Bros’ romantic drama from star author Nicholas Sparks (“The Notebook,” “Dear John”), “The Lucky One” starring Zac Efron is looking like $8.9M Saturday — about even with Friday – for a $22.8M weekend. This is another wild overperformer because the studio only expected $15M through Sunday. Playing in 3,115 theaters, it received a ‘B+’ CinemaScore from audiences. Warner Bros’ private tracking saw this film was at the high end for a Sparks’ film, which all have a good multiple of approximately 4x. So the studio marketed the movie based on the well-developed fan base for both Sparks and Efron.
The campaign targeted females both by leveraging Zac’s appeal and the novelist’s pedigree. “The heart of our online marketing campaign was leveraging the celebrity and likability of Zac Efron in advertising, publicity and social media, while additionally leveraging the various social networks surrounding Nicholas Sparks and his previous films,” a WB exec told me. [Source]