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Dec 2nd
11:19 pm
MAOW Videos: Zac Efron talks with Empire, MTV, TV Guide and more  
Empire Magazine with Zac

MTV: Zac talks Claire Danes

TV Guide Junket interview with Zac

Zac speaking at Q&A in Austin

Hollywood Outbreak: Claire Danes on Sonja

Hollywood Outbreak: Richard on Orson

Empire Magazine with Claire Danes

Empire Magazine with Christian McKay

Link: Guardian interview with Richard Linklater
Mood: curiouscurious
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Shruticalcified on December 3rd, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
everyone outside the film is making it seem so important in his career

Right? This is what I was just talking to you about. I am actually kind of baffled by it because I don't see it as a marked departure or anything, just a move on a slow progression - which suits me fine, and I think is what Zac meant with the film. He looks overwhelmed by the assumption that it's anymore than that. I don't know how to explain...every other film he's done has been endowed with some sort of "meaning" in his career with the popular press, and there's no reason for them not to do the same with this. But instead of being like - this is Zac in a smaller, more intimate movie, a bit more stagey, etc etc - it has become this big THING, like a huge marker stepping stone. But it's not and I wish they had waited until he took a part that was much harder, and more demanding of him, so at least he could be making a point, if you will.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 3rd, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
I can see why they think it is a big deal... I mean it's got all the hallmarks of being one... it's indie, it's an important director, it's got a great cast, it's a big topic, etc.

But I think once that project comes along where he really does break out then people will be saying all the same things. It's just the way they sell stuff.

I am also sort of reminded in this convo of this twitter I read yesterday or the day before:

@popcornaddict High School, check. Singing, check. Dancing, check. Just your usual Zac Efron movie then, just with less basketball added snore factor

Which is a really shallow and rather unfair view on the movie but in it's way isn't completely false.
Shruti: Zac | Paparazzicalcified on December 3rd, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
lololol but you're right. It's not wrong at all to say he's been doing very similar things. I wish people emphasized the differences in personality more but...I hate to say it, there aren't a huge number. Like that Empire video, how is Mark O'Donnell or Troy Bolton not a suave overachiever (wrong w.c.) go-getter? How does the latter not discover his love for theater? How do either not start to understand love? Etc. He hasn't sold me at all on what has changed from character to character.

Edited at 2009-12-03 06:19 pm (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 3rd, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
I think Mike/Mark is the most different but Link, Troy and Richard are basically all somewhere on the continuum that is high school aged entertainer.
butterflybee260: pic#92303613butterflybee260 on December 3rd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)

lol funny you say that because as I was watching the movie last night I kept thinging 'this isn't any different than we've seen before, just a different setting.' I actually think that Mike/Mark gave him a meater character and role and that he did better in it.