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Nov 24th
02:45 pm
Zac's costars and director discuss Zac.  
From MTV:

Director Richard Linklater has worked with his fair share of A-list stars in their younger years — Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey in 1993's "Dazed and Confused" — and told MTV News that what all these upper-echelon actors possess is a quiet confidence in their own abilities. "He's one of the least-conflicted actors I've ever met with his own talent," Linklater said. "Some guys just got it. The guy is just a natural born performer, a natural song-and-dance man. He's just a star. In this part I needed a leading man to go toe-to-toe with one of the biggest personalities of the 20th century [director Orson Welles]. I always say about Zac — don't underestimate him. You'll realize he's way ahead of you."

Co-star Christian McKay, who plays Welles, told MTV News that Efron had absolutely no ego on set. "I was playing opposite a genuine Hollywood star in my first film and he was wonderfully helpful and supportive to me," the actor said. "I don't like the fact that people want to pigeonhole somebody at the age of 22. Actors serve their apprenticeship, and to do that with such grace and humility in front a billion fans screaming at your every move and the world's press is an incredible achievement. And he's that kind of guy. He's humble, he's got his feet on the ground. And I, for one, am looking at all the wonderful performances he's going to give in the future."

Also Claire said this:

They also talked to Zac:

Mood: cheerfulcheerful
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-Jo-: everydaygreenie_breizh on November 24th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
What do they say in the MTV interview? It can't be viewed outside the U.S. D:
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on November 24th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
they ask zac about being "nervous" in front of the camera, and he admits that he still gets stage fright.

for claire, they quoted zac as saying that he wishes to emulate leo, and since she has worked with him, does she see any similarities? she said there are "a lot of similarities." and aside from them both being "charismatic, and gorgeous, they both share a desire to make good films and to be discerning, and discriminating in their choices." she said "zac has good taste." LOL she also said that "zac is really formidable, and will be around for a long time to come."

ugggghhh i seriously love christian. he goes right to the heart of the matter. i could see these 2 being friends in real life.
zaccy23zaccy23 on November 24th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
I will NEVER grow tired of Zac's costars talking about him. It's probably one of my favorite things:)
Susankalibreeze on November 24th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
i hope the theaters around me are playing this movie.
It's Audrey not Aubrey: Tizaudrey_za on November 24th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Just bought my tickets for a 5pm showing tomorrow of MAOW w/ zaccy23 & my bf! :)
zaccy23zaccy23 on November 24th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
What what coming to LA!!!
It's Audrey not Aubrey: Mandyaudrey_za on November 24th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I saw 2 electronic billboards for the movie today on Highland! :D
Beejeezbee on November 24th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
The promo has to suck for Claire... all she gets asked about is Zac.

Christian seems to be a really cool guy.
Spaßbremsespassbremse123 on November 24th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah I feel kinda sad for her too... she doesn't really get to talk a lot about anything else but Zac
kat_2811kat_2811 on November 24th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Zac & Christian t mercury theatre for plaque unveiling (nov 24) http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/2009/11/24/zac-efron-christian-mckay-mercury-men/
IceGoddess: fml dirty little secretccmskatechick on November 24th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Guys be prepared for Letterman tonight :D its a definite must watch.
Beejeezbee on November 24th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
You tease!
IceGoddess: dirty little secret - this is *the* oneccmskatechick on November 25th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
I'm on the bus on the way back home so can't type too much on the crackberry. Don't want to spoil everyone but if anybody wants specifics like RIGHT now PM me.
Beejeezbee on November 25th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Thanks for the offer but I'm sure I'll survive until later/tomorrow. I'm curious and glad that it sounds like it was great but I'll try some self-constraint.

But congrats on having been there!
kat_2811kat_2811 on November 25th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
was Zac on at the beginning or end? im planning on going to sleep and then getting up but if hes near the end i can sleep longer.
IceGoddess: dirty little secret - this is *the* oneccmskatechick on November 25th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
He was the first guest on with Dave - though I would start to pay attention from immediately after the Top Ten.
Beejeezbee on November 25th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
Yes. The NY Times review is good and while not perfect it's decent for Zac!

"While Mr. Efron may not conjure images of magnificence, he does well as the audience’s surrogate, an eager and affable adventurer in the enchanted realm of the theater."

Another big one out of the way. EW reprinted the old one which wasn't good but at least it's no surprise. The wording made it even a tiny tiny bit better for Zac (but it's still negative).

Edited at 2009-11-25 12:18 am (UTC)
kat_2811: grapefruitkat_2811 on November 25th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
hmm im debating whether or not to stay up for letterman cuz i'm up until 11 anyways for dwts. besides who needs sleep when u can watch zac efron?