Hunter Parrish is a GQ Magazine Man
You’re often shirtless on Weeds. Is that in your contract? It’s not contractual, it’s just where my storyline is. I had to show my butt last season for the first time. And I had a hard time deciding whether to do it—we didn’t decide until the morning of the shoot… I called my parents and I was like, “Are you guys going to disown me if I do this?” I don’t make all my decisions by them but it was nice to hear that they were supportive and clued-in.
I heard that you were offered the Zac Efron part in High School Musical. True? That is definitely a rumor but it was really, really close. It was down to five guys and then I got offered a part in this amazing Robin Williams movie. And I thought to myself: fly to Vancouver and meet the director for this Robin Williams movie, or stay and finish the auditions for the Disney Channel movie? So I didn’t even go to the last audition. I heard a rumor that I was their favorite, but I never made it to the end. I mean I would have had a blast doing it. But I’m so happy for Zac, he’s the only guy for that.
Didn’t you kick the crap out of him onscreen in 17 Again? Yes. That was kind of awesome.
Read Hunter‘s full interview at GQ.com. New episodes of Weeds air on Mondays @ 10PM ET/PT on Showtime.