It turns out Zac Efron and I have a lot more in common than I thought. We’re practically twins. We both like Orson Wells. We both like surfboarding. And most importantly, we have the exact same hair care routine. (Okay I lied when I said I like to surfboard). Anyway, Zefron and I are both fans of the evening shower/going to bed with wet hair look. Now I work from home and Zac is a big movie star. So I feel I’ve got an excuse. But shouldn’t fluffy kittens come in and massage his hair over a sink every morning or something?
Zac gave an interview to Parade that classically reminds you just how
dumb young he is. I meant young. He’s 22. He’s promoting his upcoming film, in which he takes a dramatic turn (read: no singing) in “Me and Orson Welles,” about a teenager who gets his big break in Orson Welles’ version of Julius Caesar. A few snippets:
There’s no escape
“We went to the Isle of Man, which is a fairly secluded place to do some filming. The idea of going to a fairly secluded place where I could kind of just leave all of the attention behind was really appealing. Richard Linklater was like, ‘You’re going to love it. There are no paparazzi.’ So we were in this old theater filming a scene and suddenly we heard clapping and cheering. It turned out there was a bunch of kids who were High School Musical fans and they had found me. So I went outside and signed some autographs. I really found their enthusiasm endearing.”
What he does for fun.
“I like very normal things, like hiking and camping. When it comes to sports I go skiing, surf boarding, snowboarding, and skateboarding. But, I guess at this point a perfect day for me is probably just relaxing and hanging out with friends. It’s not always easy to be left alone, but I try not to think about it. You can’t let fear control you.”
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.”
The secret to the Zac Efron hairstyle.
“I have to say it’s pretty low maintenance, so it’s appealing for lazy individuals like me. You don’t have to do anything really, it just goes that way. You don’t even have to put gel in it or anything. OK, there is one thing. If you wash it at night and leave it damp, just towel dry it, you wake up in the morning and you’re all set.”
Ahh, those classically deep Parade interviews. Gotta love ‘em. I love how the Isle of Man is “a fairly secluded place” – twice. And being afraid of being left alone but not letting fear control him. Which was the conclusion he came to after talking about the sports he likes. And his silliest moment. I mean that’s just classic comedy folks. That’s the one you learn right after “Why’d the chicken cross the road?” but before “Yo mama” jokes. Mannequin hand.
Okay Zefron and I might not have anything in common but our hair care routine, but I can’t argue about that one. It may sound lazy, but it works. Plus, you’re not damaging your hair by blow-drying it. To be fair, yeah Zac’s pillow is probably a little mushy and damp in the morning and he may have to put a special waterproof pillowcase on it so it doesn’t grow mold. But he gets to sleep in like ten extra minutes! That’s ten extra minutes to dream about absolutely hysterical mannequin hands.
Here’s Zac making his way to an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” in New York City last night. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .