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Zac Efron Suits Up in Basketball Unform

Zac Efron Suits Up in Basketball Unform

Zac Efron sat down with Access Hollywood to chat about his upcoming film Seventeen, about an adult (Matthew Perry) who suddenly becomes a 17-year-old high school student (Zac). Here are some interview snippets:

On how close he was to not doing High School Musical 3: Oh gosh. No, seriously I am not going to be the guy who takes High School Musical away from all the fans. We owe everyone too much. High School Musical is a project I hold very close to my heart and I am going to complete the franchise.

On why he chose to star in Seventeen: It would have been really easy to go and play a kid. I could’ve done that in any movie. But playing a 37-year-old guy who is a kid is a little bit more interesting. It’s great when you have personal experience playing a character. For instance, High School Musical. It was pretty easy. I was playing a high school kid in his first love. Everyone has been there – I had just been there.”

On why he doesn’t talk about his personal life: “I think specifically relationships, it’s sacred ground. That’s something that needs to be between two people. Everyone else can get their noses out.”

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  • Helena

    Bad actor.

  • GG OBSESSED!

    oy veyy<33

  • MovieMadness

    second

  • MovieMadness

    damn

  • troy

    I gotta say I admire Zac’s bluntness when it comes to the relationship issue. That’s why I like this kid. And dare I say it: First!

  • hsmfan92

    i LOVE HIM!!

    and 3RD woo

  • kristen0606

    aww in this interview he lets it known that he is serious about his career but he isn’t going to turn his back on the movie that actually started it!! plus that bball uniform looks soo hot on him!!! :) can’t wait for this movie!!

  • denise

    ah cant w8 2 c seventeen!

  • rach

    Good for you Zac! You are such a class act and a genuinely great guy!

  • Regina

    Playing a basketball player again in a stupid teen movie? One-note, much? BUT HEZZZZ SO HAWTTTT, SO HE GETZZZZ AWAY WITH IT. *roll*

  • giissie

    love himmm<3

  • danielle

    He looks great – and as always handled the questions wonderfully.

  • http://justjared.buzznet beverley

    All credit to him….won’t turn his back on the franchise that made him famous….and thinks relationships are sacred ground.Good for you Zac !!!!!

  • lol whut

    finally something about ZAC!!

  • troy

    #1 Bad poster

    Well I guess I jumped the gun and actually ended up fifth. Aw well the dream lives on, I’ve been first in a couple of Vanessa threads and a Javier Bardeem thread. Someday God willing I WILL be first in a Zac thread. *Inspirational music plays*

  • kym

    omg…

  • Karen

    Love seeing our boy!

  • http://www.ashley-tisdale.nl Rachel
  • Brenda

    Good answer to personal life question.

  • Tate

    woohoo he is hot and awww bout the relationship part!! Team Zanessa always

  • Kay

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ZAC!!! AND ZANESSA

    he is so down-to-earth and amazing.. love him!!

  • Kay

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ZAC!!! AND ZANESSA

    he is so down-to-earth and amazing.. love him!!

  • Vanessa

    omg! he looks hot in that bball uniform!!! i can’t wait for this movie!! it’s gonna be soooo awesome!

  • canadagirl

    aw, he is such a decent guy. so respectful of the hsm franchise and of his relationship. sit up and take notice guys. don’t kiss and tell!

  • zanessa 4 eva!!

    oooohhhhh ma baby zac!!!

  • Malia

    Aweee . . . this guy is a class act. You gotta love him. Too bad there aren’t more guys like this out there in the world who consider relationships sacred.

  • http://justjared.buzznet beverley

    I have to say ,I admire him even more afer this.

    Zac has something that is sadly missing in many others – INTEGRITY.

    Zac and Vanessa are lucky to have each other !!!!

  • ClaireBabyGirl

    Poor boy should come out already.

  • http://justjared sarah

    zac we love you can’t wait to see you in 17.

  • nett

    You have my respect Zac ! You are amazingly mature and true to yourself for a young age of 20 ! Your parents raised you well and Vanessa is so lucky to have you ! Live in Love ZANESSA !!!!!

  • A Logical Person

    What a great guy!!! Can we clone him? Love him!!!

  • xoxchriisyxox

    aww…

    “I was playing a high school kid in his first love. Everyone has been there – I HAD JUST BEEN THERE.”

    LOL he is so cute and good luck with seventeen!

  • iellidy

    uh. e isso ai zac gostei de ver,relacionamento realmente e sagrado
    voces não esta errado de pensar assim,que Deus abençoe zac ,seja feliz e que o seu futuro a Deus pertenca.

  • OMGOMG

    OMG ZEFRON IS so hot playing wit his BALLS!!

    http://oceanup.typepad.com/oceanup/zac_efron/index.html

  • nett

    Finally we have something on Zac !!! Thanks JJ !!! How about some Vanessa sightings ??????????? Zac you are awesome !!!! We love you so much !!!!

  • ray

    goo zac, I LOVE YOU :)
    HE IS SO HOT ;)

  • A Logical Person

    Something else to lighten your heart. Reflections of the Heart:

    http://www.zacandvanessasupporters.blogspot.com/

  • Sarah

    omg. finally. I LOVE ZAC!! ;]

  • Paula

    I don’t know many guys like Zac, who want to keep their personal life personal and their love life private. Heck, I don’t know many celebrities who want to do that. He and Vanessa are a breath of fresh air. I think they have a better chance of lasting longer seeing as they found each other before either one was famous. Hope they both lead happy lives, together or apart. They deserve that much.

  • sweetpea

    sexiest guy in hollywood

  • abbe

    awwww how cute he was talking about vanessa in the 2nd question !!!!!!! He’s so cute!!!;p

  • sharene

    i dont understand the fascination, he’s always so shiny and theres way more attractive people out there. he should grow some stubble at least that way he wouldnt look like a pubescent girl

  • Malia

    I’m rooting for this guy. That’s a really good role he’s going to be playing in Me and Orson Welles. Zac will succeed at whatever he does because he has his head on straight. Or I should say he’s “got his head in the game.”

  • *

    Bad news but Zac & Vanessa just recently broke up!

  • Michelle

    I can’t wait to see Seventeen, looks like its going to be a good movie. Zac is so hott!!!

  • april

    Love him. Love how he doesn’t care about what others think, and that he is just himself.

  • Malia

    sharene @ 02/08/2008 at 7:00 pm

    i dont understand the fascination, he’s always so shiny and theres way more attractive people out there. he should grow some stubble at least that way he wouldnt look like a pubescent girl
    ***********************************************************
    It has nothing to do with attractive . . . well other than those gorgeous blue eyes, kissable mouth and sweet smile. If you haven’t followed his career, you couldn’t possible understand why we fans love him. It’s his big heart, and he never says bad things about anyone else. Even when they say bad things about him. He is a true gem!!

  • Danielle loves Zac efron

    Zac looks hot!!

  • Narf

    On why he doesn’t talk about his personal life: “I think specifically relationships, it’s sacred ground. That’s something that needs to be between two people. Everyone else can get their noses out.”

    I love it, Ilove it, I love it!

    Way to tell them Zac, way to tell them!

  • Z & V Fan

    This interview is just another example why I love Zac. He has loyalty, integrity, and graciousness all rolled into a perfect package.

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