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Sep 26th
12:02 am
Catching up with 'We Are Your Friends'  



vegas and back

1, 2, zimbio

etc from vegas






lol not a hooker but ok

plus a couple older ones from cal state northridge via their fb:

downtime: baseball game

really the only important one was the first one lol, here closer up:


From an MTV Interview with Max
The Instagram videos and photos you’ve posted make set look like a party — are you having a blast?

We have a good time, and a lot of that comes from having done “Catfish” for the last three years. I’d been spending 12- or 13-hour days with a crew of 12 or 13 people making a show, and you just learn that no matter what you’re doing, you have to make it fun. At the end of the day, it’s the best job in the world. How stressed can you really get?

What is ‘We Are Your Friends’ really about?

It’s really a story about that transition from being a kid to being an adult in today’s world and what that means. Music and festivals and DJs are kind of the cultural touchstones that we’re seeing right now on MTV and social media — we wanted to make a movie about growing up and have that type of music be the pulse of the story. It’s not just about falling for forbidden love, it’s about mentors and proteges and respect for the artists that have come before you and finding your voice. It’s disengaging the people and things you love that might not be good for you. It’s about a lot.

In a weird way, a lot of the themes have come out of ‘Catfish.’ I wrote this with my writing partner while making the show, and every day, we’d be in a different part of America going into random people’s homes and entering their lives. We were really seeing a cross-section of the world, and the themes of the movie have been directly inspired by all the things we saw.

How has Zac Efron been on set?

He’s amazing. He is a world-class person. He’s the first person to say hello to everyone and he’s the furthest thing from a prima donna. He’s extremely professional, always in a good mood and keeps things light. He loves the crew. He’s a trooper, and we have a good time.

We talk about a lot of stupid stuff outside of the film and show each other videos about other movies and characters and shots that we like. He’s just been a great collaborator, and I couldn’t ask for anything more from the star of my first feature. He really is bringing everything he’s got. People are going to be really pleasantly surprised. It’s a balanced performance, and I think people are going to wake up and say ‘Holy sh**, Zac Efron!’ He was funny in ‘Neighbors‘ and great elsewhere, but this movie really steps up his game.

Were you familiar with his work?

I wasn’t that familiar with Zac’s work originally. I had heard about ‘High School Musical‘ and seen the funny pool party video he did. But when I met with him, I really liked him. Then I saw ‘Paperboy,’ which was extremely impressive. I was like, ‘Holy sh**, this kid has really got something.’

There was a feeling when ‘Neighbors’ came out that Zac…was graduating from the younger teen heartthrob into a movie star and an actor, and I think perception was changing. We caught him at the right moment, and we’re lucky to have him.

How did you decide on Emily Ratajkowski as his love interest?

When I’m doing ‘Catfish,’ I don’t watch TV or have time for a lot of extracurricular stuff, so I was maybe the one guy who hadn’t seen the ‘Blurred Lines’ video that she was in.

As soon as we went into the audition, I was so put back on my heels and surprised by how good she was. At the end of the audition, I was like ‘Who the hell is that?’ My casting director told me she had just shot ‘Gone Girl’ and was in ‘Blurred Lines.’ Everyone knows her from that, but nobody knows she’s actually an incredible actress. They’re about to know really soon. She’s gonna blow people away. She and Zac have amazing chemistry.
Mood: busybusy
5 5 comments Comment
cologne50931 on September 26th, 2014 07:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for this! Love your blog!
laurenlipkinlip on September 26th, 2014 11:56 am (UTC)
does zac have a new bodyguard with him/ assistant because i see fans tweeting how zac has a bodyguard with him? and im thinking since when does he have one? do they mean assistant?
kleth on September 26th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
Don't know. But he has often used a bodyguard while traveling. Also, the movie producers may have provided security for him on set, so that fans don't annoy him while he's working.
countessm3countessm3 on September 27th, 2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
Catching up on my Zac news (school/work/life is sucking the soul right outta me). He looks great in these photos - very healthy, very fit. I love the video by ericilanga. There's something very sensual and sexy in the way he dances.

kleth on September 28th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)

"It’s [about] disengaging the people and things you love that might not be good for you."

Ha ha. This would be a good movie for Zac to see. Hope he's not too close to the project to catch the message.