Zac Efron has revealed how he took inspiration, for his role in The Lorax, from Robin Williams performance as the Genie in Aladdin. Zac claims that he viewed a video of Robin recording his voice over and realised that you just have to go for it.
Efron explained, “You just have to throw all of your inhibition out the window. I had to leave my ego at the door. My favourite animated performance probably ever was Robin Williams in Aladdin, when he plays the Genie. When they showed the video from recording that movie, Robin is all over the place.”
He added, “He’s practically doing back flips. He’s doing crazy faces, voices and gestures. He actually looks absolutely ridiculous but the performance that he got out of that was extraordinary. I’ll never forget it.”
Zac continued, “So I just tried not to worry about what I looked like or how I felt or how embarrassing it was. I just tried to go nuts and have fun. As long as you’re having fun you can’t really go wrong.”
You can catch Zac Efron in The Lorax, which is out now in the US and is released in the UK on July 27.
In a time when teenage pregnancy is going through the roof and the amount of young adults who are having unprotected sex is at an all time high, it was a breath of fresh air to see a young celebrity who is clearly using protection. Zac Efron has come in for some criticism from a number of publications for dropping a condom recently and the criticism is unfair and ill informed.
Zac Efron was at the premiere of his latest movie The Lorax at Universal Studios, Hollywood and while and the red carpet, he accidentally dropped a condom. This has caused people to frown upon the 24 year old actor, when in reality he should be applauded. The youth of today rarely form an opinion of their own and often copy what their favourite celebrities are doing. So by dropping a condom, Zac Efron could influence a number of youngsters to start practising safe sex.
Even if only one person who saw Zac Efron drop that condom changed their views on sex and started using protection, it would still be a good thing. It seems that too many people these days fear the subject of sex, which has contributed to the lack of understanding by today’s youth. Zac Efron, we praise you for practising safe sex and not being afraid to admit it.
Hollywood actor Zac Efron has revealed quite a fair bit about what people can expect from his character, in the upcoming animated movie The Lorax. Zac lends his voice to the character Ted, who falls for a girl called Audrey, played by Taylor Swift, Ted is willing to do anything to get the girl of his dreams.
Efron explained, “I play Ted, who’s just your average young guy that lives in a town where nature doesn’t exist, everything is manufactured and fake. He’s got this really cool grammy, who can be a little eccentric. He rides this very cool monocycle and like many boys his age, he does have one thing on his mind, a girl named Audrey. He thinks she’s the coolest and will do anything to impress her.”
As well as Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, The Lorax also stars the voices of Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, Betty White and Rob RIggle. The Lorax is set to be released in theatres in the US on March 2, 2012 but fans in the UK will have to wait a while longer, as The Lorax does not hit the cinemas in the UK until July 27, 2012.
Hollywood actor Zac Efron has wished Demi Moore well, after the actress was taken to hospital last month with, what has been described as, exhaustion and to improve her overall health. Zac has recently been romantically linked to Demi Moore’s daughter Rumer Willis, although it is believed that the two are just very good friends.
Efron explained, “Me and Rumer have been friends for a long time. I know Demi is going through some personal stuff right now. I just wish her well. I hope she’s doing okay. Rumer’s doing great. I talk to her on the phone. I’m sure it has its ups and downs but I think she’s doing okay.” Zac also took the time to shoot down the rumours that he is dating country singer Taylor Swift.
He added, “We’re really good friends. She’s trying to teach me how to play guitar. I’m not very good yet but she’s an amazing teacher and super sweet. She taught me like four chords and I can literally play about eight songs now on four chords. She’s a great teacher.” Zac Efron lends his voice to a character in the movie The Lorax, which is set to be released on March 2 in the US and on July 27 in the UK.
There have been reports this week that 21 year old country singer, Taylor Swift and 30 year old Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal are getting back together. However, these reports are completely unfounded and are simply not true but that does not stop the rumour mill.
Taylor has no interest in getting back together with Jake and only last month, Swift and another ex of Gyllenhaal’s, Reese Witherspoon were making fun of the actor. It is not the first time that the rumour mill has spat out false facts and it will not be the last.
Already people have moved on to spreading another rumour that Taylor Swift and Zac Efron are dating, after the couple worked together on the movie The Lorax. However, this is also untrue and for now Taylor Swift is single and fully focussed on her career.