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Zac Efron Admits to Having 'Rough Year' During 'Today' Interview

Zac Efron Admits to Having 'Rough Year' During 'Today' Interview

Zac Efron sits down with Matt Lauer for an interview on The Today Show on Monday (May 5) in New York City.

The 26-year-old actor was joined by his Neighbors co-star Dave Franco and opened up about his recent revealing THR cover story.

“It was a weight off my chest I think. It was great,” Zac said. “It was a rough year, and, it’s kind of funny, Neighbors is such a great icing on the cake for all of this. I was able to kind of channel all of that and put it back into this movie, and I feel great, really blessed to be here working with this group of guys, and I don’t know it couldn’t be better right now. I’m really excited.”

Neighbors hits theaters THIS Friday, May 9!

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  • Lauren901

    Didnt you post this already( ?

  • link

    Good for him for being honest. It’s hard for some celebrities to talk about their addictions. He seems chill about it.

  • OK

    Thank you Zac for opening up so much about your private life. wishing you all the best. Love you.

  • OK

    Zac says he feels Blessed, what a wonderful thing to say. He truly is grateful for what he has.

  • OK

    One last look before lunch!!!

  • Just Jared
  • Mag

    I find Zac insecure, drugged and a fame lover. The only reason why he seems sure of himself is because people treat him like a god. Even the interviewer kind of treats him like that.

  • Lisa

    Wow, did I really miss the today show? Out of all days lol.

  • Kelly

    @Lauren901: no I think that was something else. I think.

  • Meme

    @Mag: I don’t know find that at all, but that’s just me.

  • Amber

    @link: I agree… It’s about time May 9th got here, not just for the movie but also for the end of the semester. I’m so tired of papers, tests, projects, and finals.

  • Gale

    I missed this, but I did see Kelly and Michael!! Kelly was too funny. So was Michael. I really want to go to their show. Love ya Zac!

  • Mag

    @Meme: It ain’t just you. He has lots of fans and will always have some kind of them.

  • Brit


  • Meme

    @Mag: true, true.

  • Cam

    So happy it’s finally May!!

  • OK

    The best part Zac ignores the haters and distracters and that bothers them even more

  • jay

    he’s the rob lowe of this generation

  • Nina

    @Gale: yes I saw Kelly and Michael too. Their show is one of my favorites. It was a good segment.

  • Easter

    @Mag: mmm, I feel like you should not judge someone unless you know them personally, but that’s just my opinion.

  • Meg

    Zac and Dave… Yes!!!

  • Nico

    About time, feel like this movie took forever to be released.

  • Lea

    Awesome segment Zac!!

  • Claudia

    Wish you the best, Zac!!! We loove you!!! :D

  • Bille

    @Meg: wait, Dave was apart of this interview also?

  • Maddie

    @Gale: they should put that clip up too.

  • Meg

    @Bille: Yes.

  • Eva

    Stay sexy Zac lol.

  • Omelas

    @Amber: haha lol, girl, you are preaching to the chior!

  • OK

    Not my favorite type of movie but it is hilarious. Can’t wait to see it again.

  • Cici

    Where are the pictures?

  • Mila

    @OK: geez lol, how many times have you seen it?

  • OK

    @Mila I saw special screenings twice. Was suppose to go tomorrow but I have to work and told my friend to take someone else.

  • IMO

    @OK: It’s too bad you have to miss the screening tomorrow but at least it opens on Thursday and you can see it everyday if you want to. Everyone go out and support Zac , buy a ticket , bring your friends and go have a great time laughing.

  • OK

    @IMO I plan to do just that.

  • OK

    Just can’t say enough how great Zac is in this role.

  • OK

    It must of been difficult to film after facing up to his challenges.

  • Cindy

    @IMO: oh, this does come out Thursday… I’m going Friday though.

  • Mary

    Can’t wait!!

  • Mila

    @OK: and here I haven’t even seen it once lol.

  • OK

    @Cindy Some theaters are having special late night showings of “Neighbors” on Thursday.

  • OK

    @Mila LOL sorry about that but I bet once you see it, you will want to see it again. A second time to see what you missed while laughing.

  • robert

    Let’s hope so! Seen that a month ago he was seen in an area not quiet by the police, unfortunately, the “leopard can not change its spots”, his friends have tried many times to help him.

  • Mel

    Zac on Kelly & Michael
    So good, I love this! His little league pic at the end is way too cute!

  • Rachel

    All the best guys!
    He looks adorable here. Looked even more adorable on the ‘Kelly and Michael’ show.

  • Taylor

    @Mel: yes!! Finally somebody posted it.

  • hannah

    @Mel: OMG he’s so lovable <3 <3 <3
    LOL at all the women freaking out in the audience, wish I was there ; )

  • emily.d

    Zac looks better than ever and I love him more and more.

  • Crystal

    I just wish he would flatten down his hair. That spiked look makes him look douchy and I know he’s not. His hair faired much better when he did press for TAM. Maybe he should trim it.

  • Lena

    Who is he? What has he been in (if anything)? And why is he constantly the subject of drug related blinds? It’s like nowadays, the actor or actress gets to Hollywood, does 1 or 2 actual working things. And then off to fame and being constantly in the news for being eff-ups….More known for vices and addictions than acting work. Selena Gomez the same. Why is she everywhere but I don’t think I have ever seen her in a movie? I’ve seen lots of blinds about her Hollywood meltdown too.