There was a time I didn’t find Zac Efron attractive. In fact, I even wrote a post about it, “5 Guys Everyone Finds Smokin’ Hot… BUT Me.” Of course that was back in 2010. What a difference three years make. Now 25-years-old, Efron has matured into one fine looking man. He looks simply dashing for Flaunt magazine’s Men’s Spring Fashion 2013 issue shot by photographer Ruven Afanador.
What makes him even sexier, IMHO, is that he’s thankful for his past. While most young adults want to diss and distance themselves from projects that propelled them to teen superstars, the former Disney actor not only acknowledges his previous work but is thankful for it. Well done, Zac. I hate it when people get too big for their britches. In his interview with the publication, the The Lucky One actor talks about HSM, his quest to make good movies and how he doesn’t like to complain about his life. Check out photos and quotes from his issue below.
“But here’s the one thing about High School Musical, that a lot of people forget or don’t realize. It affected a lot of people, its resonance, culturally, was massive … and at the same time, it was in every sense of it, the luckiest break in the world. The wrong thing to do—and that’s what all these interviews now are trying to get me to say— is to turn on it, to like sh– on it, call it crap. But that’s insane. There are hundreds of people who began doing one thing when they were younger, who go on to develop and refine and shape their vision, as they get older, and other concerns—like fame, or money, take a back seat to other ones.”
“It’s really tough. I feel like I’m in the trenches with them. It’s really hard because I respect these people so much. And they are some of the smartest people I’ve ever met. And they struggle more than I can even comprehend with the problem at hand—the dichotomy—the challenge of making good movies and making movies that people want to watch. And right now, being me, I personally know which ones I want to be in. I feel like the other way. S–t, I feel like I can be effective in one.”
The b—hiness doesn’t do anything. It just puts you out there and it makes you look unappreciative to your fans. If I’m talking to my friends, or somebody important who can have some influence on or affect the situation, that’s one thing, but to b—h about attention while getting attention? I’d be doing it to the very people whose job it is to get that information—who are watching me and have control over that information. Therefore, it makes them upset, they read it like it’s hypocritical, and so they spread some bullsh–. You should hear the chatroom sh– that gets said every time you try to complain. So that’s why I’m not going to complain. I will do a lot of things in my life differently to make sure it’s not known or tweeted about or photographed. But it’s a complete day-to-day situation. I mean, I wish I could sit here and be completely honest—but I guess that’s an even bigger responsibility—and it’d take a more courageous man.”