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Hairspray Live's Garrett Clayton Explains Why He's Not Zac Efron

Hairspray Live's Garrett Clayton Explains Why He's Not Zac Efron

Garrett Clayton has been getting compared to Zac Efron for years, long before he landed the role of Link Larkin in Hairspray Live!.

In fact, the 25-year-old actor has previously shot down the idea that they’re anything alike, despite now having played the same character.

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“People compare us so much. I think everyone expects me to want to be like him. [Zac] was more of the romantic leading man,” Garrett once told Flaunt magazine. “Whereas I’m kind of like the funny best friend a lot of the time. I just want to be able to be a character actor.”

DO YOU THINK Zac and Garrett have any similarities?

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Hairspray Live! airs TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

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