While some teen stars show resentment toward the projects that made them famous, Zac Efron is nothing but appreciative of the movies that gave him his big break.
“Here’s the one thing about ‘High School Musical’ that a lot of people forget or don’t realize. It affected a lot of people; its resonance, culturally, was massive,” he said. “At the same time, it was in every sense of it, the luckiest break in the world.”
The actor adds that a lot of interviewers try to get him to say something negative about the Disney movie franchise, but he says he’s just not that guy.
“The wrong thing to do — and that’s what all these interviews now are trying to get me to say — is to turn on it, to like s**t on it, call it crap. But that’s insane,” Efron said. “There are hundreds of people who began doing one thing when they were younger, who go on to develop and refine and shape their vision, as they get older, and other concerns — like fame, or money — take a back seat to the other ones.”
Next up for Efron is a new movie scheduled to release later this year called “Are We Officially Dating?” He costars alongside Jessica Lucas in the romantic comedy.