Zac Efron On Hairspray, Vanessa Hudgens and More

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As Hairspray hits the theaters today, one thing is for sure: We can't get enough of Zac Efron!

The adorable young actor from High School Musical plays Link Larkin in the re-make. And USA Today was fortunate enough to sit down with Ashley Tisdale's co-star. Here are highlights from the interview:

Zac Efron on Stage
  • He swivels his hips, but his pelvis is kept in PG-rated check.
  • He recklessly risks detention as he stands up for Tracy and responds to a teacher's question: "Kiss my behind!" Only he uses a much naughtier word. One Kim Kardashian specializes in.
  • He greets everyone, even Tracy's taken-aback mom, Edna (John Travolta in fat drag), with the "Link wink," a flirtatious move that reeks of processed cheese.

Producer Craig Zadan said of Efron:

"The original Link from Broadway was quite different from what [Zac Efron] is doing. He was more of a comic narcissist. Zac is sensitive, but not wimpy. He has that sort of masculine teen boy thing. His heart connects to Tracy's heart, and you believe them together at the end."

Moreover, Efron is no Jessica Simpson. This smarty maintained a 4.3 average in high school and still hopes to study film at USC.

Finally, what would an interview with this actor be unless he mentioned his relationship with Vanessa Hudgens?

"You know, I've worked with Vanessa a long time and she is an amazing girl. But right now, I just don't want to be that 19-year-old kid talking about relationships. Wait 10 years and I'll call you with a great revelation."

Pretty mature there, Zac. Sounds like this relationship may Kristin Cavallari and Nick Zano-like potential.


Zac Efron Biography

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron is a young, adorable actor. He's often compared to Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio. His career begin with High School Musical,... More »
San Luis Obispo, California
Full Name
Zachary Efron

Zac Efron Quotes

Everything's been stepped up a few notches, all the dances, and I think the songs are pretty catchy this time around. And it's our senior year, so we've got graduation and prom to look forward to. All fun things to have in a movie.

Zac Efron [on High School Musical 3]

You never know with teenage girls. It's funny. But they're always, most of the time they're pretty respectful, and I love 'em. I'm very grateful.

Zac Efron