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Chicago Tribune article
Efron plays role of a ninja in real life
Zac Efron likes to think of himself as a ninja.
Rather than wear a mask that covers everything but his eyes, the "High School Musical" star wears his sweatshirt hood up while cruising around Los Angeles. And instead of sneaking up on his enemies using stealth tactics, he sneaks away from them.
Efron, who named his new production company Ninjas Runnin' Wild, said he jumped down from a drain pipe a few weeks ago to get out of his hotel without paparazzi noticing.
"I've adopted the ninja lifestyle," said Efron while promoting the romantic drama "Charlie St. Cloud" at a downtown Chicago hotel on Thursday. "I'm always moving. I'm constantly running around and ducking out back entrances." Register with Chicago Tribune and receive free newsletters and alerts >>
In an effort to go unrecognized at the Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., in April, Efron grew out a mustache. And, believe it or not, the 'stache worked somewhat (photos of him at the music festival have made the rounds on the Web).
"Not-put-together is the way to go," Efron said. "I got to run through the crowd while Muse was playing. The whole place was jumping up and down. The freedom to be there with the crowd was amazing."
The ninja role-playing and disguises help Efron deal with the camera phones and paparazzi that follow the 22-year-old actor now more than ever. He has made the not-so-easy transition from Disney's "High School Musical" movies to mainstream fare that appeals to a larger audience, appearing in "Hairspray" (2007) and "17 Again" (2009), and hosting "Saturday Night Live."
In his latest film, "Charlie St. Cloud," out Friday, Efron's character tries to cope with the death of his younger brother but sees him in visions. The movie is a departure from the singing and dancing we're used to seeing from the "Tiger Beat" magazine favorite.
"I wanted to do something that changed expectations," Efron said. "The cool part about this movie is people can't understand why. It felt like the right thing to do -- the next challenge. It felt like this is the right way in."
In recent months, various Web sites have linked Efron to the starring role in the coming Kurt Cobain biopic. Efron claimed the rumors are false but seemed open to the idea of playing the late Nirvana lead singer on screen.
"I haven't heard anything about it," he said. "Those would be fun songs to sing and it would be fun to tackle, but I don't know if I quite deserve it yet. Still, I would be willing to put in the work."
Also this blog jeezbee pointed out, 5MinutesForMom.com watched the movie and attended the junket with several other similar blogs. They will be posting more over the week but here is an excerpt from what they had to say:
Last weekend I had the true privilege of attending a media Junket for Charlie St. Cloud which was held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, California. I, along with several other bloggers/editors, enjoyed a screening of Charlie St. Cloud. I am pretty sure that we all cried. I absolutely LOVED the film and plan on seeing it again this Friday, July 30th, when it opens in theaters.