Pin It Share on Tumblr






`

Lee Daniels Calls Zac Efron “A Disney Boy”

Posted by Sarah Anne Luoma On October - 7 - 2012 0 Comment

Director Lee Daniels has come out to admit that he had hesitations when it came to casting actor Zac Efron in his recently released thriller ‘The Paperboy’ that also stars John Cusack, Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey. Daniels referred to the twenty-four year old ‘High School Musical’ alum as a “Disney boy”. Telling The Hollywood Reporter, “I was so scared for Zac because he came from another world. It wasn’t really about the acting, as I thought I could get the actor out of him, but whether he had it in him to work in the environment that I create that ultimately makes the magic on the screen.”

Taking the risk with Efron must have been difficult, especially since the director shared that he doesn’t deal well with bad reviews. In the end Daniels’ decision paid off for the helmer of ‘The Butler’ who received a standing ovation for ‘The Paperboy’ at the Cannes Film Festival and managed to develop a chemistry with the young Efron. “He was a trooper, man. First day, he was ready to go to combat,” Daniels shared about Zac’s time on set. Adding that Efron was willing to work through his “fear to find the truth.”

Zac Efron in The Paperboy

Processing your request, Please wait....
Categories: MOVIES, NEWS

Do you like this story?

Create an email alert for shockya.com Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Shockya on Facebook

.

Latest Movie Reviews

Denial – Movie Review

Denial Bleeker Street Media Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Film Reviewer for Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Mick Jackson Written by: David ...

ove

A Man Called Ove Movie Review

A MAN CALLED OVE (En man som heter Ove) Music Box Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: ...

bridg-jone-baby

Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Rev

BRIDGET JONES’S BABY Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C- Director:  Sharon Maguire Written by: Emma Thompson, Helen ...

Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Album Review

Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Al

Artist: Dylan Tauber, keyboards and synths Album: 'Dolphin Trance' Production: Son of Waves Studios Embarking on a spiritual ...

Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas Album Review

Chameleon Technology Blank Can

Band/Artist: Chameleon Technology Album: Blank Canvas Members/Instruments: Max Histrionic - Vocals, Guitars and Drums Production: Richard Bredice; 'Blank ...

.

.