Zac Efron is a Miracle Worker

Zac Efron is a Miracle Worker

Zac Efron jokes with Aussie Rove host Rove McManus as they figure out he can perform miracles.

The 21-year-old actor talked about his movie, 17 Again, Australian lingo and his performance at the Oscars. Check it:

On his older fans: “There are a lot of young fans — they’re beautiful and they’re amazing — but it’s the moms that get absolutely crazy. There was one, I was at this signing and there were stairs you had to walk up and everyone was coming one at a time. There was this mom that was in a wheelchair and her daughter came up and got an autograph. And the mom was like, ‘I want one too,’ so she stands right up from the wheelchair and walks right up on stage. I was like, ‘Of course, you can have whatever you want.’ I signed like ten things for her and she walked back down, sat back in her wheelchair and rolled away.”

On the Australian lingo: “I’m still rusty. I was giving an interview the other day and the lady was so nice, she was a sweetheart. We were laughing a lot and I said at the end of the interview, ‘I’m really rooting for you.” She went silent. ‘Hello, you still there?’ She started giggling pretty hard. I realized that that was a bad mistake. A couple days later [someone explained what 'root' meant to me].”

On performing with Hugh Jackman at the Oscars: “It was, but there’s a a safety net. No one’s gonna start hackling you because Wolverine can literally just (makes gesture of strangling). It was fantastic, It was an honor to be up there with those guys. 100% [I get nervous]. I think the Oscars was the most nervous I’ve ever been in my entire life.”

17 Again hits theaters in Australia on Thursday, April 9th.


Zac Efron – Rove, 03/15


Zac Efron – Rove, 03/15
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  • http://www.abv.bg Veselka

    Cool I Love Zac Fron (and Vanessa of course0

  • 4….4ever

    what does “root” means in Aussie lingo?

  • lush!

    nice one!c: am i first?

  • V….4ever

    What does “root” mean in Aussie lingo?

  • http://Myspace.com/youth4cancer listen to mayday parade

    Zac is so hot!

    But can someone tell ME what root means down under!

  • http://Myspace.com/youth4cancer listen to mayday parade

    I just googled what root means…. It’s a sexual reference to have intercourse ha ha the girl was probably hoping he meant it :)

  • http://Myspace.com/youth4cancer listen to mayday parade

    Root = the sex

  • V….4ever

    Thanx for the definition. That is so funny. Zac is so funny I like reading his interviews. lol.

  • e

    I loved it and really enjoyed watching it, it was hilarious, and Zac is awesome and funny, and smart, he did a great job.

    I do wonder when Rove was going to ask him about the Oscar performance, it did sound as if he was going to say “You got your girlfriend (or something else, I’m not saying that’s what it was he was going to say but it sounded like it)…” but stopped himself and instead said: “You got your Gi…you got Hugh Jackman, you got Beyonce…” I might be wrong but I though that it sounded that way.

  • rockstar

    “my biggest fear is . . . . . . sex shops.”

    ahahahahaha. nice zachary.
    he’s a cutieee pieee.
    but he needs a trim. ;]

  • cammie

    ahahhaa he is soooo funny
    “i’m really rooting for you” hahahahahha
    i love him (L)

  • Nel

    I didn’t watch the Oscars. Was Vanessa on stage with Zac at the time Hugh and Beyonce were? If not, Rove was likely just correcting himself midway through the sentence.

  • EVERY1ROXX

    LMAO

    that was actually funny , nice interveiw

    im not even a fan

  • e

    Nel, Zac ad Vanessa did dance and sing together as parteners on stage during the Oscars. And I don’t know if he did correct himself or why if he did, but she was up there with him.

  • aw

    Hilarious interview, he’s charming. lol at his mom and the sex shop.

  • Nel

    e

    I guess I’m just wondering why you mentioned this. I’m not interested in ‘break up’ talk. So if that’s where you’re going in your analysis, then you might as well keep it to yourself.

  • carolineee

    umm… I just heard rove saying
    “You’ve got got Hugh Jackman, you’ve got Beyonce”… I didn’t hear any “girl” there…

    Anyways, he’s wayyy above HOT right now ! <333 Love his hairrrr !

    “What are you scared of?”
    ‘SEX SHOPS!’

    But I don’t know why they made such a big of a deal of it… I mean isn’t it the right time ? lol

  • zanessa4everr

    omg this is the FUNNIEST interview zac has EVER don!

  • Katty

    Aw, he’s so cute. When is he leaving Australia??? Shouldn’t he be going to Brit soon?

  • maria

    Totally funny interview!! He is so down-to-earth, funny, and just an all-around great guy.

  • cc27

    Zac *-* looking good.. wow lol :)
    I wishh the best for Zanessa too <3

  • Nel

    Katty

    I read somewhere that he’s flying back to LA on Tuesday. I don’t think the next premiere is until the 25th.

  • hudgens.efron.lautner

    Hes soooooooooo dreamyyyy! Loveee himm! x

  • Claire

    So funny. Lovee him.

  • nazi

    one word = GORGEOUS!

  • tina

    love himmm (:

  • http://justjared.com Brianna

    lol…root means sex.

  • LOVEZAC!

    i seriously love zac <3
    zac is so funny :D

  • mary

    He is so cute and funny. I can totally see the guy that V see’s all the time coming through post Disney. Hilarious. Love him.

    He is next on the Graham Norton show in the UK, and Saturday night Takeway this sat, both funny shows. He won’t be flying back to LA till the 27th for the KCA’S.

  • http://blablabla.com marie

    Gosh, that hair is sexy!
    and i loved the interview, go zaccy!

  • desiree

    notice as usual no one mentions Vanessa even though she was on stage just like hugh and beyonce, she was his partner.

    what’s it going to take, they are not a couple,

    he acts like vanessa doesn’t exist and no one dares to mention her. he most likely told them not to since they are not a couple or he dumped her before he left

  • Alyssa

    He is so funny!!! Love him!!!

  • blackberry

    That was hilarious!

  • kristy

    #30- shut up. you sound so stupid. who do you think he kept referring to when he said “we”?

  • V….4ever

    It took you some time. Why is it that each time you need attention you come here? Let’s not make this about Vanessa or their relationship. I am a big Vanessa fan but I can’t stand when you guys make everything about the two of them. It is about Zac efron. And maybe that Vanessa’s name didn’t come up this time but it does in some cases and only you can not see that that IT’S ABOUT ZAC.
    Just like it’s not good when Vanessa is doing an interview about her projects and she’s being asked about Zac. I hate it. They are their own person and we should accept that. So don’t start.

  • e

    Nel.

    Well, that was the first time I’ve ever been accused of not wanting the best for both Zac and Vanessa, as a couple and as individuals, oh well, sometime should be a first. What I did mean by that is that first of all, I did say that I wasn’t sure if that is what he said, it just sounded like it, and if he did correct himself I’m not sure why, but Rove have the times I’ve seen parts of his show anyway, liked to keep the focus on the one they interview and about the project they were there to talk about, and yeah, they talk about other things as well but they tend to stay away from that type of personal stuff, or maybe he was asked to do that, because everyone here knows by now that if you bring up either Vanessa in a Zac interview or Zac in a Vanessa interview it will lead to more questions and you tend to get away from the original topic, so in that case I thought it was a pretty nice of Rove to do so and to keep the interview focused on Zac, just as I’m pretty sure Zac thinks as well, but I can’t know that nor can anyone else, either way it was an interview between Rove and Zac, and that’s all we can know. Again, I wasn’t trying to hint that by saying that, it wasn’t even on my mind nor would it ever be, but you’re right when I look back at it, Rove could have just repeated what he said and it sounded like it but he didn’t even have in mind to say it in the first place, it’s easy to get misunderstood on the web, especially when you, like me, isn’t an English native.

  • poppy

    Oh desirfreak, please just give it up. They are a couple. This promotion is for Zac. It’s not time to talk about his realtionship, (that he has always kept private anyway,) it’s for him to promote his movie, and himself. It’s how promotion works. But, as always, you are to dumb to realise that.

    He has mentioned V, however, he mentioned her when asked about the Watchmen premiere, and he said he missed her. He also used ‘we’, in reference to the fact he was with her in the joke store. It’s descreet, but it’s there. He doesn’t need to talk about her all the time. The same goes for V when she is promoting. If asked, I’m sure he would answer, but this is about him, and V, being an actor too, fully understands that.

    It was a brilliant interview, such a funny and charming guy.

  • zanessa4ever.colombia

    OH MY GODD IS SO FUNNY YOU KNOW THE MOM AND SEX SHOP AND YES HE SAID LIKE GIII AND THEN HE CORRECT HIS SELF LOL!!
    HEY DO YOU THINK ZAC WILL GO WITH VANESSA TO THE NICK RED CARPET LIKE SHE IS NOMINATED FOR THE BEST ACTREES VOTE FOR HER!!LOL
    GO ZANESSA

  • http://jjj miley

    he looks good and the interview was great!
    go zac!
    xoxo

  • gracemarie

    Thank you Poppy as usual you and Karen are amazing. You saved my little self here in N.Y. from doing a rant on her insipid ass oops I meant brain, well same place LOL.

    e

    I think you misunderstood I know from reading other posts you like Z&V very much

  • desiree

    oh please even rove knew not to bring her up and changed his tune.

    nice try Poppy and you don’t know whether they are a couple still or
    not. so why try so hard

    he doesn’t want people to remember her even when she was on stage beside him

  • gracemarie

    Zanessa4ever.Colombia:

    Zac is a presenter at the awards.

  • http://www.zanessa-sweet-love.fan-club.it zanessa forever

    desiree I DON’T THINK SO! THEY ARE A COUPLE AND ZAC LOVES VANESSA!
    HE DOESN’T LIKE TO TOLK ABOUT HIS LIFE, ABOUT HIS GIRLFRIEND EVERYBODY KNOWS IT!
    AND HE SAID THAT HE WISHED HE COULD HAVE BROUGHT VANESSA WITH HIM! HE IS IN LOVE WITH VANESSA, VANESSA IS IN LOVE WITH ZAC…….THEY ARE PERFECT!
    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO:
    SI NUN SI NA FAN FTT E CAZZ TUOJ!
    BACIII

  • zac fan

    omg he´s sooooooooooooooooooooo hot

  • aw

    It’s probably best if the deluded DESIREE was ignored. It’s obvious by now this poster craves attention and the more people argue, the more she keeps on coming back for more.

  • raider814

    Why Jared is this not on your regular website? Zac is a grownup and…newsflash!…so are lots of his fans. Some of the content in this interview is not necessarily appropriate for Miley/Suite Life crowd. Thanks though for posting…great interview!

  • ♥Zanessafan4lyfe♥

    #30, Zac doesnt talk about Vanessa b/c they keep their relationship private. Why do you think they kept it a secret for like 2 years?

    Zac’s so funny! Fear of sex shops! haha :]
    Love him ♥

  • Natalie

    He’s on Ant and Decs saturday night takeaway in England this saturday so i guess he’s coming soon :P

  • mike

    desiree hey what is your problem??? seriously???? like why are you bitter…they are a couple deal with it…..

  • zanessahsmxoxo

    omg! he looks soooooooo hot with that outfit!!!! he´s the best!!!! wohoooooooo,cant wait for the movieee!!

    zanessa foreverrrrr<1!!! zac,u rock