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There are celebrity gossip rumors floating around that say Nikki Blonsky is getting in the way of Zanessa living happily ever after.

We don't think they're true because Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens just seem so happy together. But the cutest actor alive did join his Hairspray co-star for a recent interview hyping that movie...

Vanessa and Zac

Q: Had you seen Hairspray â€" the play or John Waters' original â€" before you did this film?
Nikki Blonsky: Yeah, really funny story. I was in my third month of callbacks during this five-and-a-half-month process, and the day after one of my callbacks I was sitting watching the Disney channel with my brother. He was watching High School Musical and he said, "I know they're doing a big Tracy search, but do you know who they will get to play Link?"

And I said, "Well, why don't they just get that kid? He's good looking. He sings. He dances. He acts." And wouldn't you know, a week after I got cast, I got a call saying, "You know, we just cast your boy from High School Musical." I said, you guys could have asked me, I could have told you that three months ago."
You were working but wasn't quite on the radar, and then, all of a sudden, Disney's High School Musical explodes.

Zac Efron: It's funny. We do have similar stories. I felt like, coming into Hairspray, I had slightly more experience. In the end, of course, I learned more from this girl than I could ever share with her. But I'm very blessed. I'm glad that I'm involved with musicals because I think with the young audience that we are educating, I'm making them aware of [musicals], and hopefully making them more mainstream. You know, it could be a popular genre in the future and I would love to stay involved with them for as long as I can.

Q: And for you Nikki?
Nikki Blonsky: This has been a dream come true. I saw Hairspray on Broadway when I was fifteen years old and fell in love with it. You know, unfortunately, Broadway is just in New York, so unless you come to New York or live in New York, you [won't] get the experience of Hairspray on Broadway. But this is a movie that is going everywhere, so I'm so excited to bring Tracy to life and bring her views to little kids, and show them different is ok and uniqueness is beautiful.

Q: The bottom line of this film is that being different is okay and it's okay to accept that.
Nikki Blonsky: It's about being who you are, being proud of who you are and embracing it, accepting others and accepting yourself, because you can't accept and love others until you love and accept yourself. (Hear that, Britney Spears?)

Q: What did you two you relate to the most about your characters?
Zac Efron: Oh gosh, I wish I could relate to Link. At the beginning, he's a fun character to play. He's a little bit shallow and enjoying the limelight of being a star on a local daytime TV show, so there wasn't much I could relate to Link. I guess it was that he loved dancing and singing, and that was always something I loved doing growing up. That was my outlet.

Nikki Blonsky: I was just a 17-year-old girl with a big dream, and Tracy is just a 17-year-old with a big dream. We both just wanted to be out there dancing and singing and performing, and we just wanted people to believe in us. Adam Shankman was my Corny Collins, he believed with me.