Catching a flight out of Los Angeles, Zac Efron was spotted making his way through the LAX airport on Friday evening (April 6).
With a backpack slung over his shoulder, the “Hairspray” heartthrob looked comfortable in a black long sleeved shirt, colorful skinny jeans and a bright blue hat for his Tinseltown departure.
In his upcoming film, “The Lucky One,” Zac plays a Marine who sets out to find a woman he believes was his good luck charm while serving three tours in Iraq.
Due in theaters on April 20th, the 24-year-old admitted he was nervous for the part after reading the script and had to work hard to get in the mindset of his character named Logan, saying, “There was a lot that comes with playing a Marine, a lot of preparation. I wanted to make sure that I was prepared, I had a lot of help, I was able to work with a lot of Marine’s. They showed me what’s what pretty quick.”
Based off the book by Nicholas Sparks, the movie is sure to be tear jerking for some and even Zac is familiar with the overwhelming emotions that a movie can create, saying, “Dude, I really cried watching ‘Toy Story 3,’ like a lot. Remember when they were holding hands? They’re like my favorite guys in the world….when they confronted melting, that was a powerful moment for me. I was thinking, “What am I doing?” I hope no one sees me right now.”
Stepping out to promote their new movie “The Lorax,” Zac Efron and Taylor Swift paid a visit to the “Ellen DeGeneres” show yesterday (February 20).
The “High School Musical” stud and his “Should’ve Said No” costar inevitably ended up talking about how their professional relationship and personal friendship in no way signify that they’re dating.
Swifty shared, “We are not a couple. He’s awesome, we are not a couple though. You hear people get together when they’re shooting movies, co-stars. But not like animated co-stars. You know what I’m saying. Oh my god, as we were recording out voiceovers on separate coasts we really connected.”
Following Taylor’s explanation of her “Pathetic Single Girls Valentine’s Day Party,” Zac jumped in, “That’s so different then what single guys do. I went to a screening of a film that I did called Liberal Arts. Then cooked some dinner.”
Their new movie’s set to be released on March 2nd, and the stars of “The Lorax” converged on Universal Studios Hollywood for the film’s red carpet premiere on Sunday afternoon (February 19).
Boasting quite the illustrious cast of voices, young co-stars Zac Efron and Taylor Swift were certainly the fan favorites as they greeted spectators lining the entrance prior to the Dr Seuss book-based motion picture’s screening.
Also joining in on the premiere event were fellow castmates such as “Renaissance Man” Tinseltown mainstay Danny DeVito, “Golden Girls” gal Betty White and “The Office” actor Ed Helms.
With Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda having directed the animated tale, “The Lorax” finds “a 12-year-old boy searching for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.”
Talking about what drew her away from her musical efforts and to the film project, Miss Swift recently told press, “Dr Seuss books were a huge huge part of my childhood and it really made me fall in love with the way you can make words bounce off a page if you get them in the right syncopation,” while adding that she was “inspired by what Dr Seuss was able to do with words.”
Easing into what’s set to be a busy month of promotional efforts, Taylor Swift partook in a press conference for her upcoming movie “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” on Tuesday (February 7).
The country superstar took to the Universal Studios Hollywood venue in a cute red frock as she posed for pictures and answered questions about the animated film for media members in attendance.
Set for March 2nd release date, Miss Swift is joined in “The Lorax” by quite the impressive cast – as it also features the voices of Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, Rob Riggle and Betty White.
Asked to tell what it was that appealed to her about her role of Audrey during another recent interview, Taylor replied, “She’s got some really extraordinary characteristics about her personality. She’s adventurous, she takes chances, she’s brave, she’s strong, all the while being the object of affection for Ted – which is this really cute crush that he has on an older girl. Also, this character, Audrey….this book was in part inspired by Dr. Seuss’ wife Audrey. Audrey is an original character in the film. For the filmmakers to create a character and name her after Dr. Seuss’ wife, it’s amazing , and to get the honor to do the voice is pretty cool, very exciting.”
As for what speaks to her about Dr. Seuss’ stories, the 22-year-old dished, “My favorite thing of Dr. Seuss’ books is that he creates an entire world. His imagination spans so far that he’s created this entire world of…..whimsy and quirkiness. You’re so drawn into it that you almost forget that you’re being fed a really important message. I think the message of ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ is that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Appreciate what you have while you have it. Appreciate the beauty of what’s there right now, and try to preserve it for tomorrow.”