Zac Efron‘s Fanbolut interview: Any advice for people who want to follow in your footsteps? The one thing I would say to anyone who is considering acting is do it because you love doing it. Don’t do anything just to be famous. It would really suck if you had the fame without the love for what you do.
How do you deal with paparazzi? To be honest, I can’t handle the paparazzi. They’re everywhere. One of them was in a dumpster trying to take my photo the other day. It was crazy! Another time, one was hanging off the back of a pick-up truck driving down a road. They think they’re being clever, but they’re not.
Would you like to get away from all the paparazzi then? Sure, I’d love to take a year off and travel the world under the radar. I would love to do it really low key. I wouldn’t need to stay in fancy hotels or anything; I just want to explore, but I don’t know how I’d do it. Would I shave my head to try and go incognito? Ha ha! I’m not telling.
Is college in your plans for the future? I was accepted into film school at USC, which is something I
would love to do, although I believe it’s something that will always be
there for me. Right now, I’m part of something that could be gone
tomorrow, so I’m going to see what happens with this career for now. I’m enjoying where I’m at in my life and I feel like I’m learning a lot
on a daily basis. I’m learning without having to be behind a desk, so
it’s a pretty cool place to be.
Do you learn a lot on film sets? Sure. I recently filmed an independent movie with the
director, Richard Linklater, where I learned loads. It was very
exciting and a great change of pace to High School Musical.
I had a lot
of scenes, but I never had to break into a song and dance, which was
very different! It was a very educational experience because I’ve
always admired Richard Linklater’s movies. He was very inspirational.
Do you still enjoy acting? Are you kidding me? Of course I do! I wouldn’t change
anything for the world, although the fame part of this industry is
tough to handle at times.
I can tell you that fame is probably the most
unadorable thing about acting. High School Musical is what got me here
today and I’m very grateful, but the fame part isn’t so fun.