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Jan 18th
06:21 pm
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The Zac Efron Guide to Impeccable Manners (Or, How to Be a Gentleman, Especially in the Dating World) on InStyle.com:
When we sent our intrepid writer Mary H.K. Choi to interview the lovely Zac Efron at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont for the February issue of InStyle (on newsstands now), she knew he’d be a nice guy, but she had no idea how nice. “Yep, it’s true. He’s a gentleman,” she says. “He stood up when I arrived and was clearly slightly early because I was right on time. He offered to share his roasted artichoke and when I said it didn’t qualify as sharing food, he countered with ‘they’re just like nachos.’ At the end of the meal he lunged for the check and insisted on paying, saying it was ‘customary.’” Zac’s take on all this? “It’s just the way I am, the way I was raised,” he says.

He also offered up these polite bites to satiate your appetite for good, old-fashioned etiquette:

Respect your elders.

“This one’s important. You always have something to learn from people who have been through more than you. Be open and receptive to what they know.”

If you meet a girl’s parents, treat them like they’re normal people.

“Ask questions. Be engaged. Put yourself in their shoes. If I had a daughter and some guy came home with her, I’d be on him like a hawk. When I meet people’s parents I know my place. It’s not that hard. Just be sensitive.”

Get your face out of your phone.

“Please. Be in the moment and be present. I feel disconnected like I don’t know where I am if I’m on my phone too much. I’m also just the type to call. I’m not good on text.”

Be punctual.

“I do my best with this one. It’s part of being decent and respectful but I’m not in control of the schedule most of the time.”

Finally, don’t be that guy.

“If there’s a party and they won’t let my friends in, I’d leave. No question. Who wouldn’t leave. I wouldn’t want to go to that party. That’s a lame party.”


Interactive Quiz from Glamour.

Play it a few times and answer the questions differently to see different answers. I'm working at some point on getting all of the options in just one video.

Some more pics from the other day: twitter's flickr and Zimbio.

Schedule of Appearances
Jan 21, Tues: Today Show - the guys, Late Show w/ David Letterman - MBJ
Jan 22, Wed.: Live w/ Kelly & Michael - MBJ
Jan 30, Thurs.: Jimmy Kimmel - Zac, Ellen - Zac (not 100% sure on that one)
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countessm3countessm3 on January 19th, 2014 02:03 pm (UTC)
It seems Zac likes to eat at the kitchen table.

Thanks for posting the Facebook and Twitter conversations other day, btw. I like what he says about texting - this is the one subject where conservatives and progressives unite against this generation: both agree it is destroying individual and social relations. People don't talk to each other anymore, and when they meet face-to-face, they still spend their time texting on the phone. Thousands of students walk this campus every day staring at their phones, oblivious to the people around them, to the environment around them, to reality. It's sad to watch. They'll be hooked into the Matrix soon enough, and the resistors will be the only ones who will know.

PS: It astounds me, looking at clips from the movie, how much his face narrated his personal habits. it's like a 180 degree turn from then to now. Amazing.
The Writers Denmusewriter on January 19th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
I noticed that too...about his face. He just looks so much healthier now, the transformation is really something.