“THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE LOVE SCENES IS TO LAUGH!”
Hollywood cutie Zac Efron talks about playing a soldier in the film The Lucky One, the hilarious love scenes, caring about box-office rating and being caught topless on his balcony...
Cosmo: Tell us about The Lucky One?
Zac Efron: “I play a marine. Logan, who has barely survived a blast, credits his life to this picture he found of this young woman. He has no idea who she is, but he makes it his mission to find her and repay her for saving his life. I won’t give away the ending, but it is very romantic.”
C: This isn’t a musical and it’s not a comedy. Did you take on this role for this very reason?
ZE: “Absolutely. I always look for roles that challenge me and help me grow, and this film was one of those. It is very different from anything I have done before.”
C: Do you care about the box office?
ZE: “I like it because it makes everyone who works on the movie with you incredibly happy. I would be selfish if I didn’t care. But at the same time you cannot be overly invested in that.”
C: Did you realise that the paparazzi caught you topless on your hotel balcony, the other day?
ZE: “I had no idea. I was just relaxing. Then all of a sudden security ran in to my room saying ‘Dude, what are you doing?’ I had no idea.”
C: You seem like you have your head screwed on for a young guy...
ZE: “From very early on, I set a goal to keep my integrity. I had a great upbringing and I wanted to make this about the work, not fame. I have been very lucky on my working path.”
C: Your affect on teenage girls...
ZE: “I am grateful for it. I should really thank my parents for telling me to cut my hair because people are appreciating it.”