Zac Efron sat down with Backstage magazine for a very honest chat about the craft of acting and the industry to which he’s dedicated his career.
A humble Efron confessed, “I might not be the greatest actor, but I walk into every project willing to work hard. There are a lot of people who can slide on talent their whole lives; they’re just naturally gifted. I’ve never considered myself one of those people. I enjoy outworking the opposition.”
As for his upcoming film, “At Any Price,” he described it by saying, “The theme of the movie is get big or get out. That’s sort of the way I describe how a lot of people in Hollywood approach their careers — take the bigger movie for more money that people will see. Take the franchise, the part in your wheelhouse. But that’s not my goal. Instead of get big or get out, my goal is to get good and stay.”
Read more in the November 2012 issue of Backstage.