Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Zac Efron wants to be an action man

Zac Efron would eventually like an action role

Zac Efron has said he would like to be an action man.

The High School Musical star fancies flexing his action muscle as an all-action hero - but claims he needs to earn his stripes first.

"Action's cool - but that's something that I feel like that is only really done well if you truly feel like the actor deserves it," he said.

"I think when Liam Neeson does an action movie... it just fits and makes sense. Daniel Craig did Layer Cake before James Bond. I don't think I've taken any of the preliminary steps yet. I can't say if I was sitting in the audience today and I saw me in an action movie, it would quite make sense yet.

"But hopefully I'll get there. I would love to, in time. I'm gonna try," he added.

Zac, who next stars in tear-jerking drama The Death And Life Of Charlie St Cloud, puts pressure on himself to be taken more seriously.

"(There is) pressure from myself. I wouldn't say I feel it externally from other people," he admitted.

"It seems like it would have been fine if I'd just gone and done another musical or something. I think for my own sanity and to prove something to myself, I definitely have to diversify, try new things that are more challenging, that are perhaps scary and that have a good probability that I'll fall flat on my face in the execution."

:: The Death And Life Of Charlie St Cloud opens in cinemas on October 8.

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