March 6th, 2008

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Manx Independent goes on set of the Zac's film

Zac Efron - what's all the fuss about?

By ANGELA GREGORY - Chief reporter

UNLESS you're a girl under the age of 17, or a parent, it's entirely possible you had no idea who Zac Efron or what High School Musical was until the past couple of weeks. Despite many in the film world's views to the contrary, life doesn't revolve around teen stars for most of us mere mortals.

And in the Isle of Man we appear to pride ourselves on simply ignoring the famous faces who turn up once in a while to make a film.

So the screams of delight and pain which have been heard echoing across Douglas promenades as crowds of youngsters wait for a glimpse of their idol outside the Gaiety Theatre — where Efron has been filming Me and Orson Welles for the last couple of weeks — has been an unusual phenomenon for the Isle of Man.

When Isle of Man Newspapers was invited to an official press conference on Sunday it was not without a certain amount of curiosity that we turned up, hoping to see what all the Efron fuss was about.

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