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Vanessa Hudgens 'Had a Meltdown' Before Final 'High School Musical' Audition Because of Zac Efron

Vanessa Hudgens 'Had a Meltdown' Before Final 'High School Musical' Audition Because of Zac Efron

High School Musical just celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary on Wednesday (January 20)!

The mega-hit Disney Channel musical first premiered on January 20, 2006, to massive success.

The movie spawned two sequels, a spinoff movie, and a spinoff series on Disney+, as well as a musical stage production that has been performed all across the world!

To celebrate the anniversary, some of the cast and crew opened up about the phenomenon, including before the film was made.

Casting director Natalie Hart dished on the casting process, which ultimately led to Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens being cast as Troy and Gabriella.

“When we first met Zac, we felt he had the quality of what we’d call a matinee idol. He was stunning, but he wasn’t cocky, which isn’t something you’d find in young people,” Natalie told Variety. “He had an accessibility. We knew he had the capability of being a leading man.”

Zac and Vanessa, who eventually ended up dating for years (known as Zanessa), were paired up for the final callback and Disney execs knew that there was no doubt that they were it.

“It’s easy to say in hindsight. But when they auditioned together, it was clear. It wasn’t even a close call,” Disney Channel president Gary Marsh said. “We saw the chemistry between them, and we were sold.”

Natalie even dished that Vanessa was nervous about auditioning with Zac.

“She was so smitten. She said, ‘He’s too cute. I can’t read with him.’ She had a meltdown,” she shared.

Zac Efron Is Still Going Strong with Girlfriend Vanessa Valladares - See New Photos!

Zac Efron Is Still Going Strong with Girlfriend Vanessa Valladares - See New Photos!

We very rarely ever see Zac Efron out and about with his girlfriend Vanessa Valladares, but we have been treated to some great new photos of the couple!

The 33-year-old actor was seen out for dinner with Vanessa on Saturday night (January 9) in Sydney, Australia.

The couple was joined by another couple while dining at the Korean restaurant Bornga. After the meal, they were all seen walking to a nearby bar together.

While Zac‘s hair was covered up by his hat during this rare sighting, he went viral last month for the mullet hairstyle that he was sporting recently.

Keep reading to see more photos of Zac Efron and girlfriend Vanessa Valladares… More Here! »

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Zac Efron & Vanessa Valladares Are Seemingly Official After Being Spotted Holding Hands!

Zac Efron & Vanessa Valladares Are Seemingly Official After Being Spotted Holding Hands!

Rumors have been swirling that Zac Efron has a new girlfriend and these new photos seem to confirm that this is true!

The 32-year-old actor was seen holding hands with Vanessa Valladares while out and about in Australia last week. The twosome was spotted while having lunch in the Byron Bay area, where she is from.

The new couple were seemingly aware of the photographers while they held hands on their way out of a restaurant. You can see the photos now on DailyMail.com.

Zac was also spotted on a brunch date with Vanessa this weekend following a quick trip to the mountains together for some skiing.

There have been reports that say Zac is looking to buy a home in Byron Bay after falling in love with the area. It seems he has fallen in love as well! Not much is known about Vanessa, but she was first spotted with Zac in early July and some reports say that she’s from the area.

Click through the gallery for some selfies from Vanessa Valladares’ Instagram page…

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Zac Efron Sparks Dating Rumors with Vanessa Valladares After Sightings in Australia

Zac Efron Sparks Dating Rumors with Vanessa Valladares After Sightings in Australia

Recent reports have said that Zac Efron is moving to Australia after falling in love with the country and now it looks like he might have also fallen in love while in the country!

The 32-year-old actor is rumored to be dating Vanessa Valladares after they have been spotted together several times over the summer.

The twosome was spotted on a brunch date at a beachside on Saturday (September 5) in Lennox Head, Australia. You can check out the photos now on DailyMail.com.

Other photos that have just been released show the possible new couple landing back in Byron Bay after a ski trip to Thredbo.

There have been reports that say Zac is looking to buy a home in Byron Bay. Not much is known about Vanessa, but she was first spotted with Zac in early July and some reports say that she’s from the area.

In career news for Zac, he has an exciting movie in the works with Disney+ that is a remake of a classic film.

Click through the gallery for some selfies from Vanessa Valladares’ Instagram page…

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Zac Efron To Star In 'Three Men & a Baby' Remake For Disney+

Zac Efron To Star In 'Three Men & a Baby' Remake For Disney+

Zac Efron is returning to Disney!

The 32-year-old actor is set to star in a remake of Three Men and a Baby for Disney+, THR reports.

The original 1987 film, starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenburg and Ted Danson, followed a trio of New York City roommates Peter (Selleck), Michael (Guttenberg) and Jack (Danson), who are all successful and happily unmarried, but Peter and Michael get the surprise of a lifetime when a young woman abandons an infant in front of their loft.

They also receive a letter stating that the child, named Mary, belongs to Jack, but he’s away on business. Michael and Peter are then forced to care for Mary — and though they make hopeless babysitters, they soon become quite attached to the girl.

In case you missed it, this Zac Efron movie is being added to Disney+ THIS Friday (August 14)!

Get Your First Look at Zac Efron in His Netflix Travel Series 'Down to Earth'!

Get Your First Look at Zac Efron in His Netflix Travel Series 'Down to Earth'!

It has been a long time since we’ve seen Zac Efron on the big screen and in that time, he has been traveling the world and taking a break from Hollywood.

The 32-year-old actor is taking his fans along for the ride and he has created a Netflix travel series with wellness expert Darin Olien in which they search for health, sustainable ways to live. The new series, Down to Earth, premieres on July 10 and the first trailer was just released!

Zac also filmed an adventure series for Quibi, which doesn’t yet have a release date. He went into survival mode for that series, called Killing Zac Efron.

“I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level,” Zac said about the Quibi show. “I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!”

Late last year, Zac got very sick while filming the Quibi series. Find out what happened!

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Watch the 'High School Musical' Cast Reunion from the Disney Family Singalong!

Watch the 'High School Musical' Cast Reunion from the Disney Family Singalong!

Zac Efron joined the High School Musical cast on the Disney Family Singalong on Thursday night (April 16), though he sadly didn’t sing with them.

The cast reunited to perform the smash hit song “We’re All in This Together” from their own homes. Zac is supposedly quarantined in the “middle of nowhere” with poor WiFi, but he sent in a grainy video that served as an introduction to the performance.

Director Kenny Ortega brought together Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman, and Corbin Bleu, as well as the casts of Descendants, Zombies, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and more, for a great performance.

“Hi everyone, I hope that you’re safe and that you’re healthy and that you’re doing as well as possible during these unprecedented times. It’s my greatest pleasure to introduce a musical performance by some of my oldest friends, and some new ones. I hope that you enjoy, and remember, we’re all in this together,” Zac said. He unfortunately didn’t sing with the cast, but you can watch the performance below!