Zac Efron recently opened up to E! News about being supportive of a High School Musical reboot. The original High School Musical film series ended in 2008, but the franchise lived on through reunion specials and a Disney+ reboot series. And now it seems like even the actor who played the role of Troy Bolton is into a possible reboot movie.
“Of course, of course,” he told the outlet in the interview. “Seriously, having the opportunity in any form to go back and work with that team would be so amazing. My heart’s still there. That would be incredible. I hope it happens,” he added.
Zac Efron’s take on fatherhood
Zac Efron also appeared in a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. There, he opened up about his thoughts on parenthood and how he felt about acting in the role of a father in his latest sci-fi flick, Firestarter. He also got candid with the host, Ellen, about his experiences working with a young on-screen daughter, played by Ryan Kiera Armstrong.
“I didn’t think about it all that much,” he said. “And then when we started filming the movie, I had a two-week quarantine … and when I got out of quarantine, we started filming that Monday, so it was a pretty quick intro to the film, and all of a sudden, I had this daughter in front of me,” he continued. “We had a pretty heavy dad-daughter scene right off the bat, and I realised I was drastically underprepared for this part. I didn’t know what I was doing,” he added.
He described the young actress as ‘so sweet’ and ‘the coolest’. When Ellen asked Zac Efron whether his role ignited the desire to have children of his own, he paused for a moment before replying, “I think that was a healthy dose to put me off of it for as long as necessary. I have a little bit more growing to do, probably. I don’t know. Not yet.”
A little bit on his High School Musical days
Efron’s career started with the original High School Musical series of films where he starred in the role of Troy Bolton, the main character Gabriella Montez’s love interest in all three films. Over the years, he has appeared for virtual reunions along with co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman. He also introduced the performance for the original HSM and the Disney+ reboot in 2020.