Zac Efron Says It's "Only A Matter of Time" Until He's In Another Musical

Zac Efron says he might be in a musical sooner than we think.

By Nicole Dominique1 min read
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Zac Efron has starred in six musicals but hasn't been in one since 2017.

The heartthrob's breakout role was when he played basketballer Troy Bolton in Disney's High School Musical in 2006. Efron further demonstrated his musical talents in Hairspray as Link Larkin, a dancer on The Corny Collins Show. In 2017, Efron impressed us again with The Greatest Showman alongside Hugh Jackman, the blockbuster circus-themed musical.

Efron has since graced our screens with the drama The Iron Claw and the romcom A Family Affair, but he hasn't showcased his singing talents in any film for the past seven years. If you're a fan of Efron's musicals, look no further – because, according to the actor, it's just a matter of time until he sings his heart out again.

“I think it’s just a matter of time; I don’t know how I’m going to get away with not doing one. I’d love to do another musical," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Fans are already asking directors to hire Efron in a musical.

The social media audience isn't the only one reminiscing about the actor's HSM days. Eighteen years after the first HSM was released, Efron shared a behind-the-scenes video of the film's making in a recent Vanity Fair video.

Believe it or not, the iconic basketball choreography was learned in two days. "This whole sequence with the basketballs and the dribbling in that movie, we started practicing with basketballs, and I think we might've practiced it for two days prior to doing all that in sync. We probably had two three-hour rehearsals with basketballs. After five takes, we nailed it. We got it all in one," Efron said.

"They didn't cut from start to finish, and all of us were blown away. I think that was the first time all of us went, 'Is this gonna be cool?' This felt really cool. It was a really special moment, and I'm still just proud of all those guys for doing that. It was hard. You can't predict where a basketball is going. A lot of people got hit in the face."

"I see I look so light on my feet in that," he added. "Oh my gosh. Oh wow. I love you, Kenny. I miss you guys, man, that's bringing it all back. I haven't watched that in years. That's crazy."

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