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'High School Musical 2' Preview

'High School Musical 2' Preview

The New York Times featured a fantastic article about the upcoming High School Musical 2: Sing It All or Nothing!. I almost peed in my pants while reading it from all the excitement.

Here are 5 things I learned about High School Musical 2 and its cast:

  • Dance number “I Don’t Dance” pits Ryan and Chad’s teams against one another. It sets a baseball game to a musical score that fuses elements of hip-hop and swing.
  • There’s a new song called “Fabulous” has Sharpay and Ryan float around in lounge chairs in a pool and “pass around beach balls in a Busby Berkeley-like sequence.”
  • Zac wasn’t featured much on the High School Musical soundtrack because his “deep baritone had been deemed an uneasy fit with the rest of the cast” but he’ll be singing own stuff in the new movie and in Hairspray.
  • Lucas Grabeel‘s younger sister, Autumn Grabeel, is Monique Coleman‘s personal assistant
  • And here’s a little synopsis of High School Musical 2: “Sharpay Evans, the rich girl whom audiences loved to hate in the original movie, is on a campaign to woo Troy, the basketball coach’s son, away from Gabriella. The setting is a luxurious country club owned by Sharpay’s father, where Troy, Gabriella and their East High classmates have all landed summer jobs. Instead of a school musical, the source of conflict (and more than a few songs) is the club’s annual talent show, and Sharpay is scheming to get Troy to perform a duet.”

And one Zac Efron quote had a little OUCH factor, which stuck out to me: “Personally, I feel no competition with the cast because I’m not going for the same things they are. A lot of them are doing teen music things, and tours, various TV deals and other Disney TV movies and Disney albums. That’s the last thing I want to be doing at the moment. I’m setting my sights a little bit higher.”

High School Musical 2 is set for an August 17 release.

Pictured: Zac Efron is Troy Bolton, Vanessa Anne Hudgens is Gabriella Montez, Ashley Tisdale is Sharpay Evans, Lucas Grabeel is Ryan Events, Corbin Bleu is Chad Danforth, and Monique Coleman is Taylor McKessie.

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# 1

Okay…..I agree with Zac about him aiming higher while the rest of the cast is doing Disney stuff..to a certain degree……but….damn Zac…..that sounded a little arrogant…..at least if one of his castmates were to take it the wrong way….

Anyways…..I actually am a fan of that damn HSM b/c of it’s catchy beats and dances……..so I’m ahamed to admit I actually wanna see numero 2

# 2

maybe i’m just old, but this looks incredibly stoopid. the further dumbing down of america. don’t learn how to read kids (or anything else for that matter), just hire a publicist and you too can become a supah-stah!

# 3

Two questions: 1) Who the hell is Zac Efron? and 2) Why do people like him? Way to bite the hand that feeds you, man.

# 4

LOLZ @ musicals.

# 5

Who does this Zac Efron think he is? He doesn’t feel any competition because he thinks he’s better than everyone…

# 6

OMG i love High School musical! I cannot even wait for the second movie. I love Zac Efron too! Who cares if he said that quote. Let him do what he wants.

# 7

Who on earth goes to a dance rehersal in jeans?

# 8

the guy sounds a little cocky! for what he didnt even sing…

# 9

I’M 41 YEARS OLD AND I LOVE ZAC EFRON!!!!!

HOW TRAGIC IS THAT?!?!?!?!?

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I’m married with kids and adore everybody from the HSM cast. Zac’s maturing and looking really good! I’ll admit that I’m anxiously awaiting HSM2 and Hairspray. I’m so happy that he’s doing his own vocals this time. I’ve heard a clip from Hairspray and he’s amazing!! He’s proven that he’s an extremely talented actor. (two words … Miracle Run)
The quote does make him sound like a pompus a$$. I’ve seen too many other things where he’s humble, and grateful to Disney, to believe that he is as conceited as he sounds here. He seems to truely care about his fans. I have to wonder if this quote isn’t the media twisting things to sound the way they want. Give the kid a break!

This boys arrogance will bring him down soon……..he can kid himself into being something bigger than he is for a while……but come on now…..he´s missing the “it” factor.

And he´s boring.

Disney Kids @ 03/13/2007 at 3:43 pm

makes me feel old!

Chickapoo @ 03/13/2007 at 3:50 pm

The kid has set his standards high, nothing wrong with that. In fact, more power to him! Sounds like teen tours & etc aren’t his cup of tea at the this time. He did sound cocky, but like Sarah said, the media has a way with twisting comments around. And he always has shown respect for his HSM castmates, I don’t think he meant any harm, if he did indeed say that, it was just a bad choice of wording. He’s young yet, he’ll learn!

GAG–high school musical is one of the most stupidest movies that have ever been made and released

i dont like zac efron anyway… that kid can go do whatever he wants and i wont care.

donthate. @ 03/13/2007 at 5:41 pm

Okay, so maybe it was bad choice of words. But i know Zac’s not as arrogant as he seems in this quote. Honestly, he seems like one of the nicest and most humble celeb out there. To add on to what others have said about the media twisting his words – the interviewer probably asked him a manipulative question such as “Do you see any of your co-stars as competition?” Which is pretty powerful territory if you ask me. So give him a break! He’s still young .. not to mention gorgeous.

katherine @ 03/13/2007 at 6:13 pm

He probably didnt mean it that way, he probably meant that his goal is to go beyond Disney and DCOMS, whereas the other cast members such as Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel and Corbin Bleu might want to continue to with Disney longer as they have after HSM 1.

I thought only kids cared for this kind of thing… And it feels pretty sad that even kids care:P

I also think that they NYT interviewer must have asked some loaded questions to get the quotes from Zac Efron that he put in the article. It was definitely phrased to put him in a bad light. The part about Ashley Tisdale wasn’t particularly flattering either. I sure hope Zac Efron is more like his previous interviews. Surely his publicist will screen future interviews to prevent this type of negative exposure.
I have young kids and I am happy that HSM and HSM2 were made. I love HSM, too, for everything it is and everything it is not. It’s just enjoyable to watch.

NirvyGirl @ 03/13/2007 at 8:09 pm

I think the whole high school musical thing is really really funny…who but disney gets a bunch of 20 something year olds to play 14 year olds and markets it to 8-10 year olds? its really really funny…..and i have no idea who any of those ppl are. i kno one girl was on dancing with the stars, and one had a music video im not too sure wat it had to do with “HSM” b/c i saw it on MTV…..but watever stilll very very funny.

1. Who is he? He isn’t famous and If he thinks just because he is in hairspray people give a damn, they don’t. If eh thinks people are going to see Hairspray because he is in it, then he must be delusional. Needs to get a publicist, his arrogance won’t get him far. The boy isn’t even cute, i don’t see why all the little disney fans are crazy over him.

Never watched High School Musical, looks dumb but I knew a couple of the stars who are on it before him.

In fairness, some of them do seem like part of the Disney machine (especially Ashley Tisdale) – but the movie was a blast, and I’m going to be watching the sequel.

Disney will suck the life out of these kids. Way to go Zac, but his gabriella-girlfriend should break up with him after that arrogant statement.

“M” …. I’m waiting for Hairspray to come out and plan to take my daughter to see it. YES, we are going BECAUSE of Zac!! I’m sure we’re not the only ones either. I probably wouldn’t have even thought about going, if it wasn’t for him. :)

Somebody mentioned questions that could have led to “setting him up” to sound this bad. That’s basically what I meant by “media twist” in the first comment. We don’t know the “whole story”. There is an audio clip where he sounds like the same grateful sweet-heart that his fans know and love.

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