Zac Efron: My Dad is My Number One Supporter

Zac Efron: My Dad is My Number One Supporter

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 and go see Me & Orson Welles — out in limited theaters TODAY!

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  • ANNE

    And i’m your number ONE supporter! <3

  • Lydia

    And i’m your number ONE supporter! <3

  • athena

    Yeah, you have many number one supporters elsewhere too…It’s great that he has his family behind him…it will make him a stronger person in this suckage Hollywood industry. And I’m one of your no. 1 supporters Zac!

  • athena

    Hmmm, so the question in the Parade magazine…it’s asked what’s his silliest moment…did he re-enact putting a hand under his jacket and scaring people, thinking he had a third hand for the HSM3 crew as well? Hmmmm…is he confusing reality with fantasy…or is he just talking so fast he’s telling a little white lie….lol…

  • athena

    Just following up what I had written in the number 4 spot…

    His silliest moment.
    “I found the hand of a mannequin in homeroom class in high school. So I attached it to the sleeve of my shirt and then I had my real hand hidden inside. I would walk up to people and take my real hand out, and it looked like an alien was jumping out of my chest. They thought I had a third hand. I really scared some people.”

  • sheila

    athena, there is a video of him actually doing this on the hsm3 set.

  • pop86

    Zac is lucky for parents who want to stay out of the tabloids. We have seen what happens when parents can’t stay out of spotlight.

  • nessy

    yep! I’m your bigesst supporter <3<3

  • ryanefron

    Im his biggest supporter aswell :]

  • injila

    my blog on the UK premiere of MAOW, posted by the official MAOW MySpace website:

  • nikki

    hes ssooo cutee<333333

  • susan1

    Yeph!!Iam your no.1 supporter:}Good really that his parents is very
    supported to him especially this type of job that he loves.

  • athena


    Yeah, I know, I’ve seen the video,…that’s why I mentioned it…Zac says in the interview that he was in High School…not on set…so, I was bringing that to all’s attention…maybe he just likes doing this stunt…who knows….lol…

  • sheila

    @athena: oh i see what you were saying (now that i re-read both your comments together). maybe parade magazine misunderstood him (that he was talking about high school musical rather than actual high school). it certainly wouldn’t be the first time a magazine has misquoted someone, quoted something out of context or like some magazines, make up interviews entirely.

  • mykamicks

    Zac’s interview has always a gist of his past experiences. And that leads him now as to who is he. He’s got sense of everytime..

  • zanessa/scashley/ashnessa

    Like Zachary’s father and many, many fans. I am one of the many #1 supporters. :D Zachary’s got it all.

  • http://zanessa nathalia

    no zac was expected to be home?

  • Soni Hannigan

    I know I have said this on many other sites, “I hope that now Zac and Vanessa can get together and be seen together and put all the rumors to rest about them breaking up or him being seen with a blond.

  • mykamicks

    @Soni Hannigan:

    Dont worry my dear. We are all excited seeing them one of these days. But proving to others and to stop rumors about them its a superficial thing. We all know, that even we cant seen them in public pretty sure THEY ARE STILL TOGETHER. And that’s were majority of their loyal fans believes so.

  • emma

    @Soni Hannigan: hey not trying to be nasty but i’m a blonde btw dw i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE X1000000000000000000000000000000 ZANESSA

  • emma

    omg he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hot i’m one of ur no.1 fans xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Soni Hannigan

    #19 Mykamicks:
    I will believe that they are together until I see it plastered all ove the tabloids that they have broken up. Because I can guarentee that IF they were ever to break up, IT WOULD be all ove the news.. Zac and Vanessa are the best.

  • deepgurl

    i am your best supporter and lover for the rest of my life…love zac… hope you’ll be the best at every stage of your life…..i had loved you, i love you and i’ll always love you till death takes me in its jaws……you are the best!!!!!!ROCK THE WORLD ZAC…..

  • M3

    I support you……