Zac Efron: 'Dream Come True' Working with Michelle Pfeiffer

Zac Efron: 'Dream Come True' Working with Michelle Pfeiffer

Zac Efron tries to keep dry as he arrives at LAX airport to catch a flight in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon (December 12).

The 24-year-old New Year’s Eve actor caught up with MTV to chat about his costar Michelle Pfeiffer.

“I remember the first time I met her was on Hairspray, and she’s Michelle Pfeiffer—she had that aura, star aura—so I was always very nervous around her. We never really got the chance to connect on that movie,” Zac shared.

He continued his story, “I got a voicemail from her, and she said, ‘Look, I would love to do this if you want to do it, and I want to take it to the next level.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m in 1,000 percent, and I love you so much, thank you so much for that phone call. I can’t wait, let’s do it!’ And here we are. It was a dream come true.”

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  • loo

    So. He is going to promote New Years Flop? Poor zac another floop

  • cutie

    Have a safe journey to Japan Zac!!!!

  • loo

    New Years Flop

  • pita

    We are going to watch the NYE tomorrow with my friends…..Hurry!!!

  • stefanie

    I saw New Year’s Eve!!! Zac’s character was the best!!! *GIVE A PUAL A CHANCE*-Zac singing!!

    haha loved it!!

    I met Zac in New York! he is SOOo nice :D

    LOVE HIM!!!! Very cool guy!!!! HAVE A SAFE TRIP TO JAPAN ZAC <333

  • stefanie

    I saw New Year’s Eve!!! Zac’s character was the best!!! *GIVE A PUAL A CHANCE*-Zac singing!!

    haha loved it!!

    I met Zac in New York! he is SOOo nice :D

    LOVE HIM!!!! Very cool guy!!!! HAVE A SAFE TRIP TO JAPAN ZAC =]

  • Moni

    @loo whatever, have things i would say but then have learnt to differentiate btw the haters, concerned fans, delusional fans and just fans. Pick your category.

  • merlin’s mum

    @loo: A flop and yet it is no1 at the box office? It may not have done well, but it still did better than everything else on release. Perhaps people should lighten up. Yeah, it is not the greatest film ever made, but it is fun!! and why is how it did zac’s fault? If it is a flop it is also Michelle Pfeiffer’s flop, SJP’s flop, Jon Bon Jovi’s flop, Robert De Niro’s flop etc. Personally, it was a great way to spend an afternoon!! Though I have to admit that Zac was my favourite!!! Gorgeous young thing!!!

  • loo

    @merlin’s mum:
    it’s a flop, it only made 13M (expected to make at least $40 million this weekend. Valentine´s Day made 56M with a smaller cast and even got better reviews) and the reviews are pretty bad (only 6% at Rotten Tomatoes) and let be honest, this movie was promoted like a “ZAC EFRON MOVIE” he was the one doing promo in london, LA, NY and now Japan… the other ones were just in one press room and some shows. I think they thought Zac had some “leading man” potential… we know the truth now.. and his next big movie is just another sloppy romance, and i guess the promo is going to be around his body and his sex´s scenes with her costar and close ups to his abs and eyes. In my oppinion he should stop taking his shirt off in all his movies, and maybe he could get a better fan base, not just girls and old ladys who are just drooling over his body.

  • Team Zac

    @loo: You forgot to add the “ny” to your name.

  • Sara12

    People are so stupid. You can’t call a movie a flop based on the first week. It still has to be released over the world, and it did okay for the week it was released it. People gerenrally don’t go to the movies over the first few weeks of December cause guess what, they’re x-mas shopping. New Years Eve should do fine over the next few weeks, and BTW Zac does not take his shirt off in all of his movies so stop saying that BS like that’s all he can do. My point is stop being to F**king negative, and Ac will be fine career wise. No one really expects him to seriously carry a film at this point in his career, and he hasn’t done any blockbusters yet so chill out and give it time.

  • NiNi

    have to say honestly .. i saw rhe movie and i was not really impressed – its the same as valentines day … but yeah !!! hope he has a safe trip

  • Kome

    @loo since he did most of the promotion then i will say he did a good job bringing in that 13mill, if they had added others like heigl, duhamel to the promo then imagine how better it would have done, am not the only one who think so. Tbh NYE never stood a chance after what happened with val’s day.

  • http://Lala Aiwen

    I’ve seen New year’s eve with my sis yesterday!is a great movie! Was so funny!!and my sis just can’t stop laughing hahah!! And my sis actually is not a Zacfan but in this movie she loves Zac a lot!! And New Year’s Eve is quite successful :D so people!who didn’t watch yet go watch now!!

  • eat me

    i watched it yesterday it’s not bad i like it i love sofia vergara she’s so funny…. Zac did a good job he’s hilarious i’m sure some one who watch this movie want some one like zac character some one who can make thier dream come true… i don’t think they made this movie just because of the money or to be on the box office this movie happen in real life i think every actors here only want to show people what’s really new years eve is all about it happen to some people… I bet some people can relate on the story of this movie..

  • eat me

    @loo on your reply to @merlins mum that makes me wonder you said they thought zac has this leading man potential may i ask you why do you think they have that kind of thought on zac efron?

  • eat me

    @loo that’s a bs comment you have…. most actors do shirtless scene and sex scene on the movie…girl actors do sex scene in the movie.. you know it’s really obvious you hate zac efron am i correct?

  • Moni

    @loo, he did well on his own to pull those numbers since he didn’t have help from the bigger actors in promotion. The movie is fluff anyway, for those who like fluff anyways.

  • sara

    eat me
    not baby not most of the actor
    seriously zac efron all his movies after hsm are a flop why his fans can’t admit it

  • nerissa

    Haters of Zac should really shut the hell up!! The movie has not flopped and whatever it does eventually at the box office, can not be placed on his shoulders solely as there are alot of other people in this move. As for him taking his shirt off in movies, he does it well, he has the body and most of us don’t mind. Personally I think zac has come a long way from HSM, he is showing strong potential and he is heading into leading man status. Everyone knows it. He was very impressive in Charlie St Cloud and I can’t wait to see his other movies because I think he is dedicated, talented and him being gorgeous is just the cherry on the pie!!! Love you zac!

  • eat me

    @sara seriously it’s not an issue for us if his movie is a flop or rotten tomatoes…the important thing is he work hard for his role and do his job so well and stay humble….. And for the record 17 again hit number 1 at the box office and how many movie does he have after 17 again as the lead actor only CSC…. So try to be patient and wait and see….

  • eat me

    why only blaming zac here there’s a lot of biggest actor in this movie to blame too and much bigger than him…. Personally i don’t understand why they let zac do this promotions alone going to some places with out the help of other actors considering thier much older and most popular than him…. That make’s me wonder….

  • market101

    @eat me: Because no one else is willing to promote this crap..globetrotting…especially around Christmas time. Do you think DeNiro is going to try and sell this drivel? They are hoping the overseas market can save this movie from being a complete wash. Not Zac’s fault. It’s just a bad movie…it would be a hard sell for even the most adept. Zac is trotted out to foreign markets (Japan, UK, Australia) because of his enormous (and Hudgens too) popularity with HSM. Don’t knock it…it made money and made them both stars and iconic. In any event, this movie WILL be forgotten by New Year’s Eve..pun intended;)

  • whatever

    @Sara12: A flop, is a flop, is a flop. For all the riDICulous promo, and the shameless, disgusting leering he did at Michelle, it should have been huge. Instead, it was the most DISASTROUS weekend Hollywood has had this year. Being #1 was not anything to brag about. Shame on Gary Marshall for putting out such crap. And another poor choice for Efron. Sorry if you fans can’t handle the truth. Go leer at him, but don’t dare say it was a good movie.

  • merlin’s mum

    @whatever: But why aren’t you hating on the other actors in this film? The ones who are supposedly so much better than him? And yet as far as you are concerned this is all Zac’s fault? Sorry, but no1 is no1. It means that it at least did better than everything else that week. Just stop the hate.

  • Unbelieveable

    @merlins mum
    ok I tend to stay out of here but what you’re saying is completley asanine. Just because it’s no 1 doesn’t mean it did good.this was the worst box office weekend since 2008. The reason it was no 1 is because it was the only new movie release out last week and was in twice the number of theaters then everything else. With movies like shelock holmes and Alvin and the chimpmunks coming out this week you’ll see nye numbers drop significantly. The other actors weren’t doing the promo work. Zac was on all the talk shows, zac was giving all the interviews, zac was in London, zac is in japan, so zac gets the blame. It’s not hate it’s fact.

  • thetis

    @merlin’s mum:

    It seems some can dish it but not take it – when Sucker Punch failed many here made a issue of V having another flop even though the film finished 2nd it’s opening weekend (with more b.o. than NYE I might say), even though it was not promoed as a V film but an ensemble starring Emily AND most ridiculous of all her total airtime was roughly 10 minutes and mostly in ensemble scenes.

    Well here we are: Zac had a lot more focus in this film, more Airtime and they did use him as the linchpin for promos and its a flop – it is so big a flop it maes CSC (another flop with Zac in the leading role) look like a hit.

    So why don’t we all try giving them both a chance – they are both young – and just be happy with their successes, aknowledge their flops when they are genuine and hope for better.

  • Moni

    A film with so many big actors than zac, he is used to promote makes 13mill on his own,i wld say he did a good job carryin that on his own, just imagine if they had added others like katherine heigl the numbers might have gone up.nobody is blaming zac if you read reviews on the box office performance. Success doesn’t come easily he is tryin and eventually am sure it will pay off. People like depp, hanks didn’t get where they are today that easy go check their career history. I see the haters tryin to put him down, but despite that he still manages to keep goin, well i will say as hearthrobs zac,lautner (becos people put him down too) are doin something right. And as for the ex leave her out of it, sucker punch good or bad, she is also doin good and working hard. There just no need for comparisons. They will make it, but sadly not together to share the joys, disappointments, trials and successes.

  • Unbelieveable

    There’s no talking to you people. I did not say one hateful thing, not one. Everything I said is fact, can’t be argued or disbuted and yet I’m just a hater trying to keep zac down. If it had been successful all zac fans would be giving him all the praise and glory and not even mentioned the other actors and that goes fo me too. But it failed, as hard as it is for u to hear it failed and what it made is not good no matter how you try to spin it. I’m just calling a spade a spade and a flop a flop. Now I remeber why I just read and don’t post here anymore. Time to disappear again.

  • sara

    when zac was doing the promotion his fans were like omg this is our boy look this movie it will be a sucess and no one hate zac but when the movie floped they are like this is not zac’s fault zac has an amazing career

  • merlin’s mum

    @thetis: Well at least CSC didn’t get voted ‘Turkey of the year’ eh? See how it does when people actually have the time to go to the cinema shall we? If you hate it, Fine. But it was a perfectly OK bit of fluff and it stars a hell of a lot more people than just Zac. Perhaps you should blame it’s ‘failure’ on the fact that none of the others could be bothered to do any bl**dy promotion? S o cos he actually makes an effort to promote tha film it is his fault if you reckon it was crap?

  • merlin’s mum

    No let me be honest. I saw this film. I enjoyed it. It’s not any great super-dooper story. Just a bit of fluff but after the year I’ve had it made me happy. So to those of you who hate on Zac and absolutely anything and everything he does, a suggestion. If you know that you are gonna hate his films, don’t go and see them! And if you haven’t seen them, how can you give a balanced review of them? Don’t just go by what other’s have said, use your own brain.

  • eat me

    i don’t think thats a good reason for you to say he has to be blame cuz he’s the one doing the promotion…atleast he work his butt off doing it alone with out any help rather than blaming him doing nothing to make this movie at least number one for a week…..

  • Unbelieveable

    One last thing before I go. @merlins mum you assume too much.
    Also valentines day had the same promotion strategy as this one, made 56 million with not as much star power if you will. This one 13 million do the math. Same type of promo, very different results. @Sara I agree with you.

  • lol

    @eat me:
    because the other actors have others more importants jobs atm (TV series and other movies, idk) BTW i heard some big names didn´t want to do promo this time (like SJP, Robert de Niro, JBJ, they were just in th NY premier, idk if this is true, i just read that in some cine blog… )

    I saw the movie, it was horrible lol but it´s ok, BTW i agree with the part about him taking his shirt off in all his movies, but i understand he has some young fans, and that´s what they want, he is young and maybe he likes to sold his body like that now, he will get better roles someday. Like Robert Pattinson or some others young actors, he maybe some day could do an action movie too and not just romance.. he is young and still has the disney stigma on him.

  • lol

    @sara:
    lol idk! i mean i think that’s why everyone is saying this is another flop in zac efron´ career (not my words JS) because everyone around was saying this was his big comedy comeback (¿?) and just his hotness was going to be the bigest hit! right now reading that is just LOOOOL Valentines Day was the same movie, but it was an actual HIT… he is young and is going to learnt to choose better roles. im not his fan, but im not a hater…

    i read he has another romance now? really?

  • monique

    @loo: You’re delusional. It wasn’t expected to make $40 million. It was expected to make $20 million. And if you knew anything about film and the box office you’d know that $13 million is NOT a flop of any sort. Get out of this thread you ignorant and pathetic hater. People like you are just further proof that Zac is successful. GIRLBYE.

  • maria

    @merlin’s mum: Would you have liked the movie, or even gone to see it if Zac weren’t in it? I bet not. But even his fanbase, which is dwindling because his HSM fans are on to other hot young guys, wasn’t enough to save a bad movie like this. This is exactly why I have said over and over that he needs a NEW fanbase. The old one is NOT going to sustain him.

    And it’s stupid to compare this to Sucker Punch. The two movies are nothing like each other. At least SP was a creative original piece,that DID earn back it’s costs, but was misunderstood by stupid critics. I don’t care what one lame website called it. Another big critic called it the most underrated movie of the year. NYE was just a pathetic celeb vehicle that had a poor script, was poorly acted, and shoved down our collective throats for months with TERRIBLE trailers. I hated Valentine’s Day, and I generally can enjoy a GOOD chick flick. But this movie should never have been made. And I would be saying this if Zac had NOT been in it!

  • amelia25

    Beautiful Zac!