Zac Efron featured in the USA Weekend: ‘I’m at a transition point. My taste is changing. I’m growing up. For a while, I felt lost in celebrity-land. I didn’t know how to handle it. I saw it as a more complex part that could help me shift into adult material.’
On celebrity life: ‘I didn’t want to be famous. I get sick of seeing my own face around.
“I used to get so frustrated. For a while, I felt like I was completely lost in celebrity-land. I didn’t know how to handle it. Now I know I have to plot where I’m going, when I’m going there and where the back entrance is. It’s like I’m playing a giant game of tag.’
His early life: ‘I played sports on weekends baseball, basketball, and when I sucked at those, I started playing golf and ping-pong in the garage. After I lost interest, I started singing. I was always singing to the point where my parents would shout, ‘Shut up, Zac! Enough already!”
On his acting skills: ‘I’m definitely not the best actor in the world at this point.
But hopefully, with time and effort and smart decisions, that will all change.’