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Chuey Martinez's Junket Interview... totally hilarious, in love:
Great FB Q&A from Zac on working in New Orleans, asked by iamKimmieHo:
Another Junket Picture - Zac and Sparks
JJ pics from Young Hollywood Interview
More from BuzzSugar's set visit:
Logan walks across the country to find a woman; would you ever do something like that?
ZE: I guess this is my chance to do it without actually having to do it. I like the idea of this guy, I wish I was like him. So I figured I wanted to play him.
Did you enjoy the process of the physical change?
ZE: Yeah, it's fun. It's one of the only concrete things you can do to feel differently about a character. It's like, suddenly your clothes don't fit, and [I felt like] 'I do see myself coming into this character.' I didn't feel like a Marine; I didn't have the posture, I didn't have the presence. And that was one thing for me that I could do to really make that change.
Would you get a tattoo yourself? ZE: Yeah, maybe. My problem with tattoos is I can't think of anything with enough significance in my life yet to put it on for good. I like the idea of tattoos; I wish I was a guy who could just go get one.
How is it acting with Taylor, who's lesser known than you? ZE: She came in and was so professional, and just so good. It was really interesting to watch. I remember reading opposite Taylor, and I had read lines once or twice, and we came in, and it was her test, and she was much more honed in and more focused. I just remember she was doing so many cool, subtle things, that I was just fascinated with her, and I was reading lines. So I was like, I already love her; I don't know how anyone else couldn't. It made sense; she totally deserved to get this part. I was blown away with her.
People Mag - Zac Efron: I Love Working with Dogs via ZacEfron>News:
"I grew up with dogs, so I love working with them," Efron told PEOPLE at a press conference in Los Angeles. The pooches in the film were so smart, "they could probably drive you home," he joked.
Aside from making new four-legged friends, Efron and Taylor Schilling – who plays his love interest in the movie and "had so much fun with the dogs" – also hit it off with the trainers on set.
"We became best friends with [the trainers]," said Efron. "They were such a presence on set. These were the most highly trained dogs you've ever seen in the world."
The best part of working with the animals, according to Blythe Danner, who plays a grandmother in the film, was the "playfulness and humanity" they brought to set.
"One big dog kept leaning against me because he had a bad hip," she shared. "It was so sweet. They often say, 'Don't be upstaged by children or animals.' In this case … [the dogs] just enhanced the whole thing."
Also read more about Zac's military training at Screenslam, but here's a little excerpt:
Producer Denise Di Novi says, “One of my favorite things about being a producer is watching actors reinvent themselves, and that’s what Zac did. He just looks like a different person in this film. How he walks, how he stands, how he holds himself…it was a thrill to see him become Logan.”
Producer Kevin McCormick concurs, “Even
though he’d never done anything like it before, Zac was really able to bring a very specific and unique take on Logan. We literally saw somebody who’s been so youthful in every other movie legitimately turn into a man in front of our very eyes. That really helped make Nick Spark’s character come to life. Apart from looking like a Marine, Zac brought a reservoir of pain and strength in equal measure.”
Efron’s preparation to play a seasoned Marine included the physical rigors of training several months prior to production with military consultant James Dever, a retired Sergeant Major who spent twenty-five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and rising at 3:30 a.m. during filming to continue the regimen. That and a strict diet added 20 pounds of bulk to the actor. To complete the exterior metamorphosis, Efron buzzed his signature hair.
Interestingly, a number of the Marines with whom Efron and Hicks met had a variety of good luck charms that they had carried with them into battle. Hicks describes, “One sergeant took out the remnants of what was barely recognizable as a playing card, which he’d taken with him on multiple tours. Once he’d lost it, which disturbed him deeply, but in the most extraordinary circumstances he found it again, quite by chance. The way he felt about it was very moving.”
That last part is so :'(
Taylor Schilling screens TLO in Boston
Some tweets about the screening (actually both the Boston screening and a military screening Sparks went to):
Part of her Q&A:
She also did an interview with Kiss 108 FM in Boston... I haven't listened to all of it but I know they do talk about Zac. And the part I heard as kind of lulz weird (on the radio host's part). But you can listen to that here.
There is also this new clip which I can't embed: Beth meets Logan.
One last thing, I'm going to update the schedule here in a bit. But the most significant change is the addition of Japan's release date, June 16th, and also that Zac will be on Sunrise on 7 in Sydney on the 10th.
p.s. I think some images in my layout broke (thanks imgur, lol). I'm in the process of fixing them.