Zac Efron Daily Mail interview: On fangirls ripping his clothes and crying: I was at a premiere and there was a huge crowd that got completely out
of control. A barrier broke and fans came rushing over and grabbed me.
I was pulled in every direction.
The security guards stopped the
commotion and no one was hurt, but later that night I went home, took
off my shirt and was getting ready for bed when I found a long
fingernail stuck into my back. Leo DiCaprio told me, ‘Don’t do drugs.’
On Leonardo DiCaprio’s advice to not take drugs: He just laid it out there. I’ve spent some time with him, and we were talking one day and it was kind of his way-out-the-door, last-minute advice. He said, ‘Oh, by the way, if you really
want to mess this all up, try heroin.’ I said, ‘Thanks.’
And he said, ‘No, seriously, that’s pretty much the only way you’re going to screw this up, and you shouldn’t go down that road – it will mess you up without fail. Do not do drugs.’ That was enough for me; that’s all I needed to hear.
On fame: I’ve made attempts to disguise myself, but sometimes no disguise
is the best disguise, because if you wear shades inside a shop, everyone looks right at you and they think, ‘Who is that?’ I’ve found the best thing is to try to look normal and avoid all eye contact. If someone says, ‘Hey, you’re that High School Musical kid’, I’ll say ‘No’ and just keep on going.
On his only extravagance: Recently I bought a black Audi S6. I don’t have a fleet of cars, though. It’s smarter to live below your means. Whatever you can afford, go two pegs down and you’re safe.
On his favorite sports: Anywhere there’s a great beach and good surfing is my favourite place
to be. Australia is great, because you can find places where there’s no
one out there. I’m not a great surfer.
For the first week of surfing
every single wave hits you head-on. It seems like they’re never going
to stop and you’re getting ripped to pieces by these waves. That first
moment when you actually jump up and you’re on the open face of a wave
is amazing. All the energy was going against you and now you’ve