Zac Efron and Hairspray co-star Nikki Blonsky were recently interviewed by PopEntertainment. Here are some highlights:
What was your high school experience like? Was it comfortable because high school can be really weird?
Zac Efron: Mine was relatively average, because I was a good student. I tried to get really good grades, and I did. I left my high school my junior year, with like a 4.3. I was a great student. I was so focused on academics that I really didn’t have time to worry about the pressures of high school. It really was not a tough time for me.
Where did you study dance?
Nikki Blonsky: Nowhere. I learned I was not a dancer before Hairspray. So all the dancing you see in the movie, I just shook what my mama gave me.
Zac Efron: My mama didn’t give me anything, so I just shook what I had.
Zac, I’m interviewing Vanessa [Anne Hudgens] next week. What do you find interesting about her as an actress and person?
Zac Efron: I love watching High School Musical 1. I didn’t go to see the live show of High School Musical, but I watched the concert DVD. The first time I saw the movie; it jumped out to me how much Vanessa could really light up the screen. She is a brilliant performer. She’s such a kind, caring individual and that just really shows through the character she plays, like Tracy. I like working with girls with charisma and I think Vanessa really has that. Vanessa is incredible, she really stands above the rest of the competition and I admire her for that.