73 Questions With Zac Efron | Vogue


- [Interviewer] Whoa!
Now that’s an entrance.
- What up?
- [Interviewer] 73 questions with a Zac Efron
arriving in style. – Oh yeah.
How are you doing?
- Could not be better. – Good.
- [Interviewer] All right, so what’s her story?
- Ah, this is my ’64 and a half Mustang,
I just got it restored.
- [Interviewer] And what’s the coolest thing
about your ’64 and a half Mustang?
- Uh, I inherited it from my grandfather.
- [Interviewer] Does the car have a name?
- Uh, Gramps?
- [Interviewer] Mind if I hop inside?
- Nah, we don’t have time dude.
We gotta start this barbecue, right?
- [Interviewer] Ok. So how’d you start your day
this morning, Zac?
- Oh, the same as always.
Everyday, 50 push-ups,
huge workout, I’m just kidding. I don’t …
- [Interviewer] That’s more impressive than me.
What one person did you have on your wall
when you were in high school?
- Oh, no kidding, Tyra Banks.
Just, I had a poster on— – [Interviewer] Tyra!
- She was in a purple bathing suit.
Pretty cool.
- [Interviewer] What show would you like to make
a cameo in?
- Definitely Stranger Things.
- [Interviewer] What’s a movie that made you cry
from laughter?
- Pineapple Express.
- [Interviewer] What’s a movie that made you cry
from sadness?
- Titanic.
- [Interviewer] What’s your favorite album right now,
at this moment?
- Uh, Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper.
- [Interviewer] Zac, this view is amazing!
- Thanks, bro. – [Interviewer] Nice!
What’s one album people would be surprised
to know that you own?
- Céline Dion’s greatest hits.
- [Interviewer] That’s a surprise.
- And all the other albums.
- [Interviewer] If you could be a rockstar
from any decade, who would you be?
- Easy, Prince.
- [Interviewer] Now if you can be any rapper,
who would you be?
- Chance the Rapper or Kendrick Lamar.
- [Interviewer] I’ll take two answers for that.
- Ok Google, play my barbecue playlist.
- [Google] Ok, playing your Google Play music playlist
called “Barbecue.” [Portugal. The Man. Plays]
- [Interviewer] That’s right. – That’s right.
Thank you very much.
- [Interviewer] Zac is playing the role of DJ!
Alright. What’s a song from the ’90s that you still
listen to?
- I listen to “What I Got,” by Sublime.
- [Interviewer] What’s one thing that you still have
from your childhood?
- Dignity, I hope.
- [Interviewer] What is your spirit animal?
- Definitely a hawk.
- [Interviewer] What was the name of your first pet?
- The first pet that I owned was named “Cuckoo Kitty.”
It was a stray cat that I found.
- [Interviewer] Cuckoo Kitty.
- Cuckoo Kitty. – [Interviewer] What’s your go-to
workout song?
- Something, like aggressive. Hip-hop, Schoolboy Q,
“I Want the Top,” yeah.
- [Interviewer] Alright. And, uh,
what’s the name of your go-to karaoke song?
- My go-to karaoke song?
- [Interviewer] Yep.
- Ice Ice Baby.
- [Interviewer] If you attempted to play any sport
professionally, what sport would that be?
- Um, the NFL.
- [Interviewer] What’s your favorite team of all-time?
- The Lakers. – Kobe or Shaq?
- Come on, man! Kobe.
- [Interviewer] You going to make this shot?
- [Zac] Oh, yeah!
- [Interviewer] Eh. Oh! – Oh!
- [Interviewer] Surprisingly close!
Zac, what’s your favorite sports documentary of all time?
- Uh, pretty much any 30 for 30.
That show’s amazing.
- [Interviewer] What was it like to kiss Dwayne Johnson?
- Absolutely amazing.
He’s perfect. Breathtaking.
- [Interviewer] Seems like you really enjoyed
that experience, Zac. – It was amazing.
- [Interviewer] Ok, so if you tried,
could you remember every name that Dwayne Johnson
called you in Baywatch?
- No. [chuckles]
- [Interviewer] What’s your favorite place to hang out?
- Planet Earth.
- [Interviewer] Do you have any bad neighbors?
- No.
Not really.
- [Interviewer] Now, Zac, when you’re not working,
what’s one thing you love to do?
- Pretty much anything outdoors.
- [Interviewer] Can you be any more specific than that?
- I don’t know, surfing, skate—
anything outdoors. – [Interviewer] Ok, what is the
weirdest hidden talent that you’re willing
to share with us at the moment?
- Uh, I can blow spit bubbles with my tongue.
- [Interviewer] Alright, so you’re going to have to
put on your performer hat for this one,
but what’s the best impression that you can do?
- Um, impression?
- [Interviewer] Yep.
- I don’t know, once you start the impression,
if you mess it up, then there’s a lot at stake
and you have to make a careful choice to even
start to do the impression or you sound like an idiot.
And that’s supposed to be Christopher Walken.
See, now I’m an idiot. – [Interviewer] No, the resemblance
was uncanny. Alright, what’s your worst habit?
- Worst habit: procrastination.
- [Interviewer] What’s your best habit?
- Best habit is I always, always come through
and get the job done.
- What’s the number one fitness tip that you have
for everyone watching this video?
- Just, uh, start slow.
- [Interviewer] What’s the number one piece of advice
you have for other young actors looking to break
into the business?
- Practice patience. [The Temper Trap plays]
- [Interviewer] You got two minutes of patience for me?
- Ok, Google, set a timer for two minutes?
- [Google] Sure. Two minutes. Starting now.
- [Interviewer] Uh, the pressure is on to finish this up!
Ok, so who is your biggest role model?
- My grandfather.
- [Interviewer] What is your favorite part of your job?
- Probably the versatility of it.
- [Interviewer] Now if you were not an actor,
what would your dream job be and why?
- I would probably be a chef.
- [Interviewer] What’s the craziest thing that’s ever
happened on set?
- Um, one time I tackled Macy Gray in my underwear.
And it was improv, so she wasn’t expecting it.
It was pretty funny.
- [Interviewer] Yeah.
I have no words for this.
- What do you mean, you don’t have one of you?
- [Interviewer] If you could have lunch or dinner
with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
- Ooph, man.
Paul Newman?
- [Interviewer] Ok, if you could imagine any three—
just destroyed your hoop, but—if you could imagine
any three people cannon-balling into your pool
at the same time, who would they be?
- My co-stars from the new movie Greatest Showman, uh,
Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, and Michelle Williams.
- [Interviewer] Who would you love to do a love scene with?
- The Rock.
Finish what we started.
- [Interviewer] What advice would you give
your twenty-year-old self?
- To be patient.
- [Interviewer] Ok.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
- To be like water, my friend.
- [Interviewer] What’s the best advice that you can give
your baby bro?
- Just,
do what I say dude.
Come on, just, like, do what your big bro says to do.
- [Interviewer] All right Zac, so it’s twenty years
in the future.
You have a daughter.
- What the heck? That’s cra—
[Interviewer] What age do you let her date?
- I don’t even wanna go there. It’s way too early.
- [Interviewer] Ok, that’s a strange question.
- Yeah. We’ll talk about that—
- [Interviewer] Alright
- later. – [Interviewer] Later. Fair enough.
Who’s your style icon?
- Steve McQueen.
- [Interviewer] What’s your go-to look?
- Just classic jeans, black t-shirt.
- [Interviewer] Oh, thank you. – Cheers.
- [Interviewer] What’s your favorite scent?
- Uh, definitely Hugo Man.
- [Interviewer] What’s the most worn item
in your wardrobe?
- [Zac] Black shirt.
- [Interviewer] If you were to design a t-shirt,
what would you put on it?
- Definitely no labels. [timer beeps]
- [Interviewer] Ah, I need two more minutes!
What’s your favorite food? – Kale.
- [Interviewer] What’s your least favorite food?
- Absolutely kale.
- [Interviewer] What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever cooked?
- Worms in an egg that I found in a tree
over a campfire with Bear Grylls.
- [Interviewer] Oh, what’s the most memorable meal
you’ve ever had?
- That’s probably the most memorable meal
I’ve ever had!
- [Interviewer] If Zac Efron was a juice,
what would be in it?
- Uh, sriracha and a bunch of love.
- [Interviewer] I have to say, this is pretty
good barbecue. – Oh, good.
I’m glad you like it.
- [Interviewer] Ok, what’s your nerdiest quality?
- I don’t know, is nerd even really a thing anymore?
I don’t think so.
- [Interviewer] Ok, what’s the most memorable fan moment
that you’ve ever had?
- My fans rule, so
I have a lot of good fan moments.
- [Interviewer] If your life were a musical,
what would it be called?
- Zac-a-licious.
- [Interviewer] What’s your favorite moment
from all of High School Musical?
- I don’t know. There’s so many. – [Interviewer] Ah, just think of one.
- I mean the finale when the curtains close,
tears me up.
All the— all of it.
- [Interviewer] Alright. Zac, behind you is a shark I planted
for the next question.
Is it true you once swan with wild sharks?
- Yes. That’s not the shark I rode,
but I did ride a tiger shark.
A big one. In Hawaii.
It was pretty cool.
- [Interviewer] If you could change your name,
what would you change your name to?
- Khaleesi.
- [Interviewer] What was your first job?
- Um, I did a small play in Arroyo Grande,
at the Melodrama.
Got paid like two bucks an hour.
- [Interviewer] What song have you played more
than any other song on guitar?
- Um, Santeria, I think.
- [Interviewer] What would your DJ name be?
- Afro Zac.
- [Interviewer] What’s the most terrifying thing
you’ve ever done?
- Um, maybe sky-diving.
Um, I’m not afraid of much, so…
- [Interviewer] Definitely not sharks.
- But riding the shark was pretty scary.
- [Interviewer] If you could be a star in any movie
in history, what would it be?
- The Godfather Part I.
- [Interviewer] Ok, last two questions.
What’s it like working with Seth Rogen?
- Absolutely incredible.
Seth Rogen is amazing.
- [Interviewer] Can you do your impression of Seth Rogen,
just like you did for Christopher Walken?
While I walk away from you slowly?
[imitates laugh]
- Aw man. I, how do you even start an impression of Seth?
He’s always like, so on top of it. You just kinda of,
you can’t really do an impression of Seth
because he’s just talking!
It’s just the way that he
enunciates things.
- [Interviewer] [Laughs] Okay thanks Zac.
- He’s making it seem like you’re, it’s just,
he’s using common sense ‘cause this is awesome. Ok Google?
You can’t impersonate me. I have the best voice ever,
like, I don’t know maybe Zac could do it?
Maybe Zac can do an impression of me, I’m not sure.