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Mar 5th
02:42 pm
So what *was* Zac Efron doing in that sex shop?  
From Zac's upcoming interview in Elle Magazine.

Zac Efron may still be a tween dream thanks to his trio of “High School Musical” movies. But his mom is very aware that the 21-year-old is an adult.

The photos that surfaced last year of Efron and his girlfriend, “HSM” cutie Vanessa Hudgens, in what appeared to be a sex shop, were just one of the things that raised his mom Starla’s eyebrows.

“It was Hallows Eve like, two years ago. It was just a costume store,” Zac clarified to the April issue of ELLE magazine of the location of the snaps. “In the back they have an adult section for adult costumes. And this nice older woman asked for a photo.”

But like most of the public, when Efron’s mother saw the photos, she too wondered what her son was doing in the store.

“My mom is like, ‘Zac, what did you buy in a sex shop?’ I was like ‘Mom, calm down, it’s not a sex shop.’ She wouldn’t have any of it. She’s like, ‘I knew you were being sexual!’” he admitted. “But she understood. My stocking was full of condoms this Christmas. She buys me the economy box.”

And, that wasn’t the only surprising revelation Efron admitted. While discussing his childhood, which saw him performing at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts with mostly adults, the actor admitted he didn’t know why “HSM” was such a hit.

“I liked being the kid in the adult circle,” he said of his days at PCPA. “As far back as I can remember, I couldn’t understand or relate to a lot of kids. I still don’t understand how ‘High School Musical’ became a hit.”

While he didn’t understand the formula that led to “HSM’s” monumental success, Efron said he loves making those kinds of movies.

“I’m going to make as many lighthearted movies as I can. Every time we started a new ‘High School Musical ‘movie, I wanted to keep that kid inside of me alive,” he said.

But the young star is thinking ahead. He recently sought advice from a star he admires – Leonardo DiCaprio, at GQ’s Men of the Year awards.

“I was all, ‘Oh, hey!’ And he turned around and right there I had the ‘in.’ and I was like, ‘I just want to shake your hand, dude, I’m a big fan… I’d love to sit down and talk with you sometime.’ And he goes, ‘Right on,’” Efron recounted. “A few nights later, I was at a Lakers game and I texted him, and he said he was coming. And this guy in a ball cap and coat with the collar up sits next to me. We talked the whole game, and he was just everything I thought he would be: smart, level-headed, charming, hilarious. You know, the older-brother vibe.

Disappointing that he never actually says if they bought anything. lol.

Mood: discontentdiscontent
27 27 comments Comment
Shruticalcified on March 5th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Aw you did you have this whole post set up and everything? Sorry I just posted it on a whim. I WILL NEVER STEAL YOUR ZEF POSTS AGAIN.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on March 5th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
it's okay really cause i need a picspam break cause my pinkie hurts :(

but if it hadn't taken me so goddamn long to get home from campus it would have been done sooner. it took me twenty minutes to get out of the fucking parking garage cause the idiot in the money booth was too busy yammering on to her bff who was visiting. then i kept get stuck behind slow people. argh.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on March 5th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
“I was all, ‘Oh, hey!’ And he turned around and right there I had the ‘in.’

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on March 5th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Aww
ik. he's such a qt.
g: Zefronbb_g on March 5th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
i love zac's interviews. =)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on March 5th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
ik. i said it at ontd but i'll say it here too. this gives me hope that 17 again promo will be more like hairspray promo. he was so blah on hsm3 promo i'm guessing because of disney's python death grip on him.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on March 5th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
lol at "disney's python death grip". I imagined Maleficent.
butterflybee260butterflybee260 on March 6th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)

I sure hope so. He was so boring during HSM3 promos blech. HS promo!Zac was the Zac I became a fan of.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on March 6th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
some of the live radio interviews were good for hsm3, especially in australia, but yeah hs promo zac was way more of a giggleball and so much more adorkable.
sasha.sashanaa on March 5th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
My God the Leo part is so precious. I love his adorable butt.
Bee: Zac – Rolling Stone Outtakejeezbee on March 6th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
I love the interview. His mom is cool.

It's amazing how media savvy he is (yes, I know his publicist is briefing him but still). Based on the two recent interviews he covered the movies key points with stories from his own life...

Being caught in the "sex store" leading to condom story aka protection => movie: his character gets his high school girlfriend pregnant

He liked being a kid under adults & wants to keep that kid inside of him alive => movie: his character is stuck in a 37-year-old man's body

Story of his own brother being bullied => movie: his character's son in getting bullied

Zac crushing on Leslie => movie: the relationship of his 17-year-old character to the grown Scarlett.

Zac not knowing what to do after high school, postponing college and making the decision to "learn on the job" instead => movie: his character not going to college and into worklife

It's pretty amazing. He had been doing it with Hairspray too. Gina might brief him well but he's damn good at pulling it off convincingly. I'm now only waiting for a story which parallels the douchebag boyfriend in the movie.

I love the Leo bits as well.

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on March 6th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
i think somewhere along the line before zef it's pretty obvious that vanessa had at least one douchebag of a bf. that might be one angle.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on March 6th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
but i doubt he'd use that.
Bee: Zac - Rolling Stone - looking downjeezbee on March 6th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
but i doubt he'd use that.
I was about to say that because then he would have to talk about his relationship. But he might talk about something similar based on a friend - in an abstract way. But it's not important; he has already everything else covered.

This interview is going to get insane syndication due to the content. And one headline is going to be crazier than the other if the one from Access Hollywood is any indiction.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on March 6th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
i know.

and i didn't say it before but ia about how savvy he is. he just strikes me as being a lot fucking smarter than most people give him credit for, and not just possessing booksmarts but also an incredible business sense. he is very driven. i think it is amazing that he manages to be that smart and still be so friendly and approachable. it seriously astounds me.

i thought his comment on light-hearted fare was pretty clever too. not just in terms of the movie being just what we need since the world is falling apart. but also because, whether or not it is true, he is making it seem as though he is bothered not at all by not being dramas yet, that he's got time, etc.
Shruti: Faces Like Magnetscalcified on March 6th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
LOLOL DO YOU EVEN KNOW THE STORY OF THE BOY SHE TOOK HER PICS FOR? He went around telling everyone on the internet that, and I quote: "I know what chicks dig, I fucked Vanessa."

I am so happy for her to have upgraded.

Edited at 2009-03-06 03:00 am (UTC)
wild at heart: ( ze ) ` reflectivvvve `jukeboxblues on March 6th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
I had this discussion with willbeloved, and I understand that parents don't want to think about their kids having sex, the same way we don't want to think about our parents having sex but... seriously? Has she SEEN her son? Uglier men have gotten laid... A LOT. Without steady girlfriends. Before the age of 21.

Hairspray, and his hips, would have tipped me off.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on March 6th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
ikr? like shrewtee said in her title, she must not have seen those hawaii photos, lol.

i was thinking about it the other night with all my cougar references... i wonder if she's ever had any random cougars (or worse yet one of her friends) come up to her and say, god zac is so fucking hot. that would be so awkward and/or inappropriate and/or creep me the fuck out, but i feel like it must have happened at least once because he is so hot.
wild at heart: ( zan ) ` hands `jukeboxblues on March 6th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
That too, that was a pretty big sign that there was some sex going on.

LMFAO oh my god. I would seriously be like ..............we are no longer friends, delete my phone number, please. kbye.
Shruti: Zef's The Hottie Superbombcalcified on March 6th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
I feel like she must have known and he must have known she knew and they were both just joking around. But clever story nonetheless, boy who fights in piles of condoms.
superstar5622superstar5622 on March 6th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
lol. Your comment wins.
samwise gamgee.colfer on March 6th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on March 6th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Mte. I was like 'Wait, wait, WAIT. You mean like All Hallows Eve?! SERIOUSLY?' Rofl.
superstar5622superstar5622 on March 6th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
He just texted Leonardo DiCaprio just like that? Must be nice to have access like that.
Lavender_Girllavander_girl15 on March 6th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Well since your a Zac lover just like me im going to add you as friend :)
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on March 6th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
hehe ehs, I told you about his fam.

so cute.
B.: sleepyzacdoubledagger76 on March 6th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Is his mom really this new age hippie type of lady?
Cuz I would just love that, esp. considering his dad is supposed to be so very down-to-earth and logical.