Zac Efron has been promoting his new drama, Me & Orson Welles, non-stop for the past week and finally got a chance to sit down and relax while chatting with Parade magazine.
The 22-year-old actor revealed why he loved Richard Samuels, what he hopes to accomplish in his career and about his number one fan — his dad, David Efron. Check it:
On his number one fan: “When I made the choice to become an actor, I think he would have been much happier if I went to college. But he got over it. I haven’t seen anyone enjoy themselves more on a set, which can be a very boring place when you’re not working. My dad comes down every chance he gets. It’s almost cute. He’s definitely enjoying this ride. Now, he’s my number one supporter.”
On setting his sights like Orson Welles: “Orson was very ambitious, but he just approached his career with such ease and confidence. That’s how I would like to be. That’s how I’m trying to be. I want to learn as much as I can and go for scary things, movies that could potentially fail. That’s what makes it interesting and fun. That’s how you should live your life. It’s kind of my motto, I guess.”
On bonding with his character Richard Samuels: “I really connected with Rick — the way he kind of lucked into an opportunity to act, and thanks to Orson Welles, doors were opening for him. It kind of resembled my life experience growing up in the theater. In school, my whole life was focused on theater, especially musicals, which were a creative outlet. I had no clue that I’d end up in Hollywood. I’m still on the craziest ride of my life.”
Check out Zac‘s full interview at Parade.com and go see Me & Orson Welles — out in limited theaters TODAY!
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