MyBliss meets Zac Efron!
So Zac Efron is one of those ridiculously-hot-lads-we-want-to-flirt-with-before-we-die lads, right? Well we can CHECK HIM OFF THE LIST! *does dance of joy*. He popped over to the UK to promote his new flick The Lucky One, so naturally we had to be there to batter our eyelashes, find any opportunity to brush his arm, and laugh at EVERYTHING he said. All in aid of getting you the goss, obvs! Managed not to drool on him you'll be pleased to know. Anyhoo we digress, he told us about his romantic side, onset diva strops (not his!) and what he’d do to woo a girl. Nawwwww.
U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning her name is Beth (Taylor) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm. Out in cinemas NOW!
Zac: Alright! What’s up? Wow, you guys have the best view!
Yeah, of the rain! What’s it like being so uber famous? Does it get a bit annoying?
Yeah, I mean I go through ups and downs as anybody does, and if you think hard enough about anything you can get yourself into a rut or dig yourself into a hole, but at the end of the day, all I try to do is remember the days when I was auditioning for musical theatre and community theatre with 100 other kids who were just like me, man. I’m very very grateful to be here.
Do you believe in destiny, like in the film? Or do you believe in right place, right time?
Yeah, yeah you do it’s a combination…I don’t know where fate starts and luck begins, or fate ends and luck begins but I do have those moments. I think fate maybe has opened a lot of doors for me in life, being in the right place and things are going great but I know that all that does is motivate me to work even harder to make sure that I stay on that path. Maybe fate opens the doors and free will gets you to walk through them!
Bet you're a big softie like Logan
I am, yeah, I enjoy romance. I think that’s why we’re here. It’s one of the best feelings you can have. It doesn’t have to work out necessarily, but when you’re in it it’s still the best thing in the world.
What’s the most romantic thing you ever did?
I’ve done things like write a song for a girl, I like to paint so maybe a painting. I think something personal like that is the best.
What about what she's done for you?
I really like taking trips, with girls because it’s fun, you’re sort of out of your comfort zone.
You beefed up for this new role (thanks for that!) How did you do it?
I knew it was going to be a big undertaking, but that’s what I set out to do. That’s one thing I’m very good at, when I know what I’m doing, when I know the role and it’s time to start getting ready I go into full crisis mode. That’s where I thrive because the preparation and the training, I want to make it the best that anyone’s ever done it. That’s my challenge.
In the film you had to play quite a lot of chess, are you a bit geeky in real life?
I can play chess. I wouldn’t say I’m a good player if you put me against somebody really good. I don’t know strategy and I haven’t read any books but me and my brother play sometimes on our computers. We’re very competitive with chess.
Can you tell us a bit about working with your co-stars, particularly Taylor and the little boy who played Ben?
Taylor was unbelievable, I can’t believe we found her for this film. I think she just shines, she’s so so smart. She has incredible integrity and her preparation is just amazing, you never know she’s doing it but she’s going through so much preparation. I’m happy I was in a film with her so early on ‘cos she’s got such a huge career ahead of her, I’m just blown away. She reminds me of Meryl Streep, I’m so lucky to have worked with her because I’ll be able to say “I worked with her when…” Sometimes you work on movies- I won’t name any names, with the crew just going “what?!” and there was no moment like that. She’s so real and so grounded, just very fun to work with.