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]
Zac Efron is brutally honest about himself. He admits when he first read the script for “The Lucky One,” a romantic drama based on another weepy Nicholas Sparks novel, he felt he wasn’t right for the lead.
“You couldn’t pick two more different people — Logan (the character) and myself,” the 24-year-old blue-eyed heartthrob says. “I was scared when I read the script because I really liked the character, but at the same time I knew I was completely wrong for it.”
But Efron, star of the popular “High School Musical” films, was game to transform himself — mentally and physically. He put on nearly 20 pounds for the role and built up his muscles to play a Marine returning home after a brutal tour of duty in Iraq. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, he leaves his sister’s Colorado residence to walk to Louisiana to locate a young woman, whose photo he found during a firefight. He thinks of the beautiful mystery woman as something of a guardian angel since he found the photo just seconds before a bomb went off behind him, leaving him physically unscathed but emotionally wrecked, but he decides to keep the picture a secret.
Efron stars alongside Taylor Schilling, a blond beauty who previously co-starred in the Meryl Streep drama “Dark Matter.”
The photogenic co-stars turned up for a recent interview to talk about their new movie, directed by Scott Hicks (“Shine”) from an adapted screenplay by Will Fetters (who is penning the updated Clint Eastwood remake of “A Star is Born.”)
You’ve lost weight since you made this movie.
Zac Efron: I can’t train like that all the time. It was the hardest thing ever.
This role is a bit different for you. Are you stepping away from the teen idol thing to let people know you’re a serious actor?
Zac Efron: In a way. It was kind of a progression that I have been working on for a long time, and this (film) seemed to fit perfectly.