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March 10, 2014
E! News Exclusive: Zac Efron Talks High School Musical Reunion – “We’re All Thinking About It
Zac Efron isn’t turning his back on his High School Musical past.
While his next movie may be a raunchy comedy, Efron tells me he would “100 percent” do an HSM reunion movie.
“We’re all thinking about it,” he told me yesterday while promoting said raunchy comedy, Neighbors, at SXSW in Austin.
“I continue to see all the guys from High School,” Efron said. “Every time we do...there’s just this look between us. It’s so cool because we never forget a single moment of that experience.”
He added that as soon as he does see any of his HSM co-stars, “It brings you right back to those days.”
The High School Musical franchise began as a television movie on the Disney Channel in 2006. A sequel premiered the next year followed by a feature film in 2008.
The film’s soundtrack was the best-selling album in the U.S. in 2006. In 2012, it was reported that more than 225 million viewers have reportedly watched the three HSMs.
Since HSM ended, Efron has gone on to star in a variety of big screen films, including 17 Again, The Paperboy with Nicole Kidman, Parkland and most recently That Awkward Moment opposite Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller.
It was revealed in the fall that Efron had done a stint in rehab in early 2013. Not only is he looking better than ever, but if buzz is correct, Neighbors is destined to be a box office hit when it’s released on May 9.
“It was neat,” Efron said about shooting the movie’s many NSFW bits. “For me it was essentially the same as filming a drama. They took it really seriously.”
In the flick, Efron plays the hard-partying president of a fraternity wreaking havoc on their next door neighbors, a young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) with a baby.
“For us, we really had a fraternity,” Efron said. “We really made it into a fraternity. It was kind of method. It really was. It was just so much fun.”
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