Zac Efron Covers Interview April 2009

Zac Efron Covers Interview April 2009

Zac Efron rolled around in a giant sandbox for the April 2009 cover spread for Interview magazine.

The 21-year-old Hairspray heartthrob talked with Milk director Gus Van Sant for the feature. The duo talked about his upcoming movies, Me and Orson Welles and 17 Again, and furniture shopping. Check it:

On period piece, Me and Orson Welles: “Rick [Richard Linklater] was brilliant, because he found this great theater on the Isle of Man, which, after a little bit of work, looked a whole lot like the Mercury Theatre did in 1937. We took a beautiful theater and made it look rusty and old and dusty, and, once we filled it with extras dressed in 1930s attire, the place was very believable. It even smelled like an old theater. It was pretty neat because we were basically stuck there—you know, we couldn’t leave. There was nowhere to go on the Isle of Man. So we lived in that theater for several weeks. It was fun and exciting, but it was also kind of maddening. I went a little bit insane. There was always a small group of onlookers out in front of the theater while we were filming. It was pretty funny.”

(Click inside for more of Zac Efron‘s Interview feature…)

On playing a 30-year-old guy in 17 Again: “Well, I couldn’t really relate to the character in a lot of ways, so I didn’t have that to work from. I worked a lot with Burr [Steers], the director, and Matthew [Perry], and just tried to think in terms of an older guy. He’s experienced life. He’s been through a lot that I haven’t been through yet. So it was a big change from High School Musical. You know, I’ve fallen in love, and I’ve not known what I want to do with my own future—I still don’t know. But I’ve never had a daughter who I’m looking out for. I’ve never been proud of my son. I’ve never gotten a divorce. It was interesting trying to figure that out. It was definitely a change of pace. And it was great working with Burr, because he’s got this huge imagination, and this sense of people—not what they seem to be, or what they’re defined to be, or what they want to appear to be, but as they actually are.”

On furniture shopping for his new house: “I’m looking at some furniture, because I just got a new place, so I’m figuring out if I want this desk. I’m sitting at it right now. It’s a vintage Herman Miller desk from, like, 1940-something. I don’t know . . . I’m just deciding if I’m going to want it in my house, or if I’m just going to completely wreck it. [laughs] Herman Miller‘s stuff is really, really modern, but they have some pretty brilliant designs. [Ed note: Herman Miller is credited with inventing the office cubicle.] I’m sitting at this desk, and it’s the most well-built thing I’ve ever sat at . . . It’s a beautiful piece. It’s got this amazing wood grain that I’ve never seen in any piece of furniture. It’s also a little pricey. It’s at my house. I’m sitting at it right now. I just bought this place. It’s not big or anything, but it’s a pretty unique space. It’s very modern, very clean, very simple. It’s got concrete floors so I can’t screw it up. I can skateboard inside the house… You know, all the essentials are there.”

Be sure to pick up the new issue of Interview magazine – on stands next Tuesday.

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  • johanna

    OMG!!!!!!!!! HOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nyna

    This looks a lil more gay than hot to me
    don’t get me wrong I love him just ugh Idk
    I’m weird

  • Joe’s future wife

    HOLY DANG SEXINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • angela


  • Roxana

    omg he admited that he has fallen in love> how sweet…..still too young though to know what he wants on his future…but those pics of him are very hot.

  • Nyna

    cool second? ^^
    wait at pic 5!?! there are hands of a woman, hmm who was the lucky one to shoot with him?

  • Nuria


  • Alexia

    So damn hot. *thud*

  • mikaela

    awww he’s fallen in love :D
    *sighs* i wonder wut love feels like

  • nikki


  • yoyoma

    go to
    and you will see that
    there was a naked supermodel
    ontop of him !

  • Gabriela Aroca

    So delicious !

    I love you Zaac ♥

    Zaclicious 4eveer

  • luv zaccccc!!!

    cause i’m sure i just died!

    I LOVE YOU ZAC!!!!!

  • stephanie

    there’s a shot with a naked girl on him too. :)
    and just because he’s fallen in love doesn’t mean that he’s still in love.

    vanessa better keep a tight leash on him, people aregoing to be attacking him more than usual.

  • troyella forever

    I can’t believe he actually admitted he fell in love. Zanessa never talk about each other. I wanted proof that they were together (see username), interesting interview.

  • lili

    OMG hes fallen in love!!!…oh gosh i wonder with who!
    how sweet…
    Gotta love him!

  • Lucy

    omg he is sooooo hot. The person with their hands on him in the photoshoot is one lucky person

  • eliia

    Yeah not sure if this is going to the extreme re: shedding his image…The chick could have had on a sexy bikini and gotten the same point across, but to have her naked is a bit much.
    Zac looks hot though and very sexy all dirted up like that!

  • baby.v.

    Aahh!! OMG! He’s so damn hot and sexii. I wonder whose hands those were in picture 5. Whoever that person is, you’re so lucky! I love Zac Efron! <3 (Vanessa, too – they make such a cute couple).

  • katie

    ugh, he is hella perfect. literally the most handsome man i’ve ever seen. i met him in person once and he looks like a living marble statue. flawless.

  • newport beach, 92660

    > that man is ahhh-mazing .
    i have too , seen him in person , and he IS gorgeous up close .
    no need for airbrushing .

    aaaaah , he’s a sexbomb .


  • melissa. *

    woah he looks hot! (: vanessa better watch him like a hawk. i’ve been hearing things. lol; anyways the most intense photoshoot i’ve ever seen of him! xD keep it going strong zac. <3

  • Athenais

    photos are beautiful but it’s strange …

    why a naked woman ? It was necessary ?

    It’s strange to see an other woman , naked on more, on Zac’s arm … And Vanessa ?

  • joanne

    he’s so hot! not a disney property anymore

  • Sar

    One of the pictures has a naked woman on him. Wow he’s deffinately not part of Disney anymore. Go Zac ;)

  • zanessa4everr


  • Kenzie

    Oh My Goodness.
    HOT! :DD

  • ladysdsandiego



  • nathalia

    he’s freakin’ hot!
    love him.

  • Athenais

    I Think it’s hard to Vanessa to see a naked woman in her man’s arm …

    What the utility of the nudity ? To see woman perfect body ?

  • istar

    *THUD* …. rolling in dirt….. HOT!

  • jessie

    be back to LA zac!

  • Sam

    haha i love how you took the naked pic out. Thanks Jared little kids don’t need to see that.

    God I love this guy!!!

  • Nel

    Where does he admit he’s in love with Vanessa?

  • milkywaylover

    Best interview to date….
    The pics are amazinfg. ALL of them :D

  • Nel

    Nevermind. I found the answer :)

  • Maria

    Dirty !!

  • Katty

    That’s cute, he’s in love! He he, one guess who that is. He looks hott, especially with the arms showing and stuf.. yum. Keep with the updates JJJ

  • Zanessa.chick.lova

    such a hottie <3
    awww he fell in love…so sweet!

  • ivanka

    oh man zac dont lose fans with this please!
    you are tyring to hard to shed off the disney image just like daniel raddcliffe with the equs thing

  • jessie

    guys go there, there is a photo of zac with a hot girl (naked) OMG is that true?????
    please guys
    is the same as this photoshoot!!!!!!!!

  • megan

    Vanessa Zac Wants Kids!!!

  • Katty

    Go to, the naked pic is there too.. calm down kiddies, I’m sure nothing happened, besides, it’s kind of a turn off when you have like ten middle aged guys taking pics of you like one foot away. I know ppl hate when Vanessa is brought up in a Zac thread, but it’s inevitable, epecially with a naked women in pics. But, V probably knew about the girl, and well, they’re still together, aren’t they? He did say he missed her in a interview like three days ago, and they had that romantic dinner night before he left.. so all is well.
    The haters are going to be here in about two mins anyways… I just thought I would put the facts out there right away.

  • Tracy jacobs

    Zac Efron is amazing :P

  • Katty

    He’s trying too hard to lose the Disney image by being in a magazine? They are the ones who said you have to have a naked girl on top of you… in love with V or not, he’s going to say yes.. that’s just how most guys are. It’s not really cheating if she knew about it, and the most that happened what her laying on him, their faces are hardly touching.. guys in Hollywood do this stuff all the time.

  • kristy

    Is the naked chick on top of him really necessary?

  • Virginia

    I love you ZAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you’re the best!!!! =)))

  • zanessa/jashley/ashnessa

    Holy crap…OMFG. …What a dirty sexy boy, er, i mean man. YUMMY !! …Aw, he’s fallen in love !! ♥ Zachary IS the future !! :D

  • maria

    I don’t want to be a spoil-sport here, but in that interview, he’s talking about life experiences of the characters he’s played. In HSM, he ‘fell in love, and didn’t know what to do with his future. He’s talking about his CHARACTER in HSM, not what experiences he’s had in real life.

    Don’t love this photo shoot….I’d rather he promote himself as an actor and this crossed the line of tastefulness for me.

  • Karen


>>>>>>> staging1