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Zac Efron Covers 'Backstage' Magazine

Zac Efron Covers 'Backstage' Magazine

Zac Efron is all suited up on the cover of Backstage magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 24-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On what makes him work hard: “I might not be the greatest actor, but I walk in to 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.”

On his role in The Paperboy:
“It’s crucial for me to be finding roles that I don’t necessarily have the answers to. I’m proud to say I was courageous enough to step into a part I didn’t fully understand and followed my director blindly.”

On taking a role in a franchise: “It’s not that I’m opposed to doing a big-budget action movie. But it has to be the right project. I don’t know that I’ve earned the right to hold a gun, if that makes sense. I need to pay my dues.”

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  • lauren

    i saw the paperboy,
    it was good, zac’s acting was good,
    but he was in his underwear 75% of the movie.

  • Esd

    Super cute, as always!

  • Birdie

    Wow, very honest. Good that he knows that, but still works hard! Makes me like him a lot more.

  • MAOL

    I seriously don’t care what people say about him, he will be a great actor in the future. Maybe he doesn’t picks up good roles right now, but his work will pay off in the end eventually.

  • R U sure

    Looks great here 75% of the time in his underwear !!! And that is bad why? just kidding saw it last weel loved it.

  • samsam

    i like how honest he is. its good that he’s focusing on his career but its sad that he hasn’t really dated properly cuz he thinks that he’s too awkward lol

  • http://Charter rdh

    Mr. Efron appears to be a talented, young actor with character! Unafraid to tackle whatever comes his way, he accepts challenges without expecting “special” treatment. His acting skills have been improving with every movie and it is a pleasure to watch his success. Already a fine actor, there is no limit to what he can attain. Continued success!

  • LeeSeol

    Jesus Lord how did his parents raise such a modest child.
    So refreshing.
    They did an amazing job.

  • Cindy


    I saw Paperboy and he wasn’t in his underwear 75% of the time. That’s an exaggeration.

  • lauren

    um it was more like half the time,
    it was getting old.

  • Shauna

    “I might not be the greatest actor..” At least he knows the truth and why his movies always bomb! I have nothing against Zac, but he just needs to realize that his good looks can only get you so far.

  • Amelia25

    Beautiful Zac!

  • Sharona

    Shauna, I beg to differ. The Lucky One did VERY well and definitely did not bomb.

  • BO

    @Shauna: ‘his movies always bomb’ my a r se ! Go do your search properly.

    .@rdh: Totally agreed . You are such a love !

    He’s such a modest , honest , down to earth sort of guy .He loves his family and protects the people who he loves .He’s a one-girl sort of guy , a faithful lover .He’s so uncommonly handsome -both face and body .He’s determined , hard working and extremely talented .He’s already extremely rich and successful and will be all the more successful in future without getting himself lost in the trappings of Hollywood . Considering all these ,I’d say , his mother must be such a lucky woman to have given birth to a SON like this .

  • BO

    not only Lucky One , what about The Lorax , NYE , 17 again , Hairspray! ‘bomb’ @Shauna’s a r se ! LOL

  • My 2 Cents

    Handsome and Humble. Just a gorgeous man I love to watch. No matter what anyone says he has the “It” factor and you can’t take your eyes off him.

  • Marcelo

    We have to stop believing in everything he and others celebrities says. I´m sorry guys maybe he speaks the truth but look to yorself. Do you say the truth in your Facebook page? KKKK Probably you are so much better there no? And this is what happens with Zac Efron. We have to be mature to understand one thing: Have a lot of chances to all that be a BIG LIE to keep famous.

  • Hornet

    worst actor ever lame puppet

  • Alpha

    Beautiful man, and so humble!

  • ????

    This guy has one of the most stalkerish fanbases in HW. Da mn if these idiots talk about everything but his work.

  • pita

    Happy Birthday Zac!!have a good one!!

  • Deb

    OMG!! He is just so hot, and keeps getting hotter the older he gets. He’s hot not just in his physical appearance, but in his personality also. He is so sweet and down to earth.

    Happy birthday, Zac.

  • Rachel

    Great interview. Very thoughtful and modest answers from Zac. One of the reasons I love this guy!
    Haven’t seen the Paperboy (hasn’t released where I live) but all reviews (critical and general audience’s) say that he did a great job. Well done, Zac!

  • Rachel

    All his movies bomb? The Lucky One made $91 million as July ’12. I don’t know the total money it has made till now though..

  • http://Comcast Lori

    I am so anxious to see THE PAPERBOY, what is the hold up? Why isn’t it being shown everywhere ???

  • kelly