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Can You Take Zac Seriously in a Song-Free Role?

While I kind of loved Zac Efron in Hairspray, I have mixed feelings about him in certain roles, like the main one in a remake of Footloose, say. Today there's news of more Efron casting, this time in a dramatic role: he's been tapped to play the lead in an independently financed film adaptation of Me and Orson Welles.

It looks like a pretty serious turn for Zac and what's more — there does not appear to be any singing or dancing. He clearly has the kind of charisma that works in upbeat musicals, but I'm not sure he can be taken more seriously than that. So I'm wondering: Can you see Zac in a role without the spontaneous bursts into song and dance?


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musicalgirly musicalgirly 8 years
he's so hot but,... I can't take him serious , not at this moment
bbvFAN112 bbvFAN112 9 years
so HOT!!! also listin up PEOPLE ZAC DOES NOT WEAR MAKE UP THATS JUST A STUPID ROMOR, i don't even know where people come up with the makeup stuff, he does not even look like he's wearing any!! Also i think he's a great actor and i think seventeen going to show you that!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
He's only semi-talented, but too much of a pretty boy, (Jessica Alba was right!)
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 9 years
Maybe with a LOT less make-up!
Cris1192 Cris1192 9 years
I think he's been type-casted
theboyslover theboyslover 9 years
i'll take him seriously when he jumps out that abercrombie filled closet of his.
Secretista Secretista 9 years
I recently saw a movie on Lifetime with Zac in it and its old, but he played an autistic teenager and he was really good. So, I'm sure he can act.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Oldie but goodie movies should be left ALONE! I don't think that Zac Efron needs to sing or act. And I wonder when he's going to feel comfortable enough to come on out of that closet? :) Zac looks and acts so female to me.
pinkpixie_11 pinkpixie_11 9 years
I think he gets by on his good looks. Let's face it, the boy is pretty. I don't think he can act & have a hard time taking him seriously. In the end it doesn't even matter 'cause millions of little girls will watch anything he does even if he can't act.
chellybean chellybean 9 years
I barely know who Zac Efron is.
lilchibi lilchibi 9 years
i saw him in summerland and really liked him in that because he was cute with a tiny little gap in his teeth. but after high school musical, he started to get too pretty and now when i see him in pictures (like the one above) i laugh really hard because it looks like hes trying too hard to be the cool guy everyone loves. plus, the only reason why hes getting these roles is not because of his acting, its because hes the justin timberlake of the new generation and teen girls will see just about anything with him in it. and so far he only plays the popular guy who struggles with it sometimes.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
no - i can't take him seriously period. i just think about all the promoting that he did for hairspray with his oompa loompa skin. it was too much - and i see him as being a flash in the pan. i'm game for him to prove me wrong - but i just can't take him seriously
vavavoom vavavoom 9 years
He's got potential for sure, but I think he needs to take on some more serious roles to show audiences that he's not just a teeny bopper actor.
kissmesteph kissmesteph 9 years
I think he's got potential as a serious actor. He's still really young and hasn't done a lot of professional acting, so it will be interesting to see how he does in the Orson Welles pic.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
If he would show up to one event, minus the make up & that posing thing he does, I might be able to see him in a serious role. I feel bad for saying that, though. It should be ok for him to do the make up & fierce posing. If that's what he likes, then it should be ok. He could probably give me some great make up tips & that's fine too. I would rather see a guy's guy, not so much a girlie guy. Just my preference...!
Emma412 Emma412 9 years
I've never taken him seriously and I don't think I ever will
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I can't take him seriously now. I mean, I just can't respect a man/boy who wears more foundation than I do. Just sayin'
Advah Advah 9 years
Hah maybe if he stops wearing foundation and getting highlights, I'll think of him as an actor instead of a kid who wears makeup better than me.. :o
meowtomekitty meowtomekitty 9 years
oh yea.. about his acting...we might be surprised if he does good...i never really seen him act, i have never watched any of the HSM' bores me.
meowtomekitty meowtomekitty 9 years
my boyfriend was really pissed off because i said "i hate when people say hes gay because he wears makeup, their is like rocker dudes wearing eye shadow and eyeliner but they are not gay. and hes clearly with VanessaHudgens" and he said "QUIT DEFENDING HIM! I HATE HIM! HE IS GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY AND YOU WILL NEVER GET A CHANCE WITH HIM..OK........AND QUIT LOOKING AT HIS PICTURES!" lol... well, someone was a little jelous of nothing big. the only pic i looked at was the one in this post. THATS IT.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
i agree with all the people who said they couldnt take him seriously in the first place..........and yes, annbreal, JTT and Devon Sawa, etc were all normal teeny bopper and yes Zac Efron is really feminine looking and too creepy with his porcelain doll like features.
jpullman813 jpullman813 9 years
Um... he was in the Lifetime movie "Miracle Run", and that, and Hairspray, are the only two things I like him in, so I'd rather see him not "singing", and just acting.
omfg7891 omfg7891 9 years
like sarebear said, he was pretty good in summerland...although i cant really say i take him seriously right now..with all that make up...
taekwondofl taekwondofl 9 years
I have to say that I'm completely charmed by him. I don't think HSM is a good measuring stick for his talent, it was T.V. fluff just as it was supposed to be. I think that his acting evolved a lot for Hairspray and I'm looking forward to seeing him branch out into more serious roles. I can't help it, I'm a sucker for him!!
fadedblue fadedblue 9 years
i think as much as he wants to break into more serious, dramatic acting, the truth is that he's just much more suited to those singing dancing roles where he's allowed to be pretty and charismatic. he doesn't really have the acting ability to carry movies that don't allow him to do that.
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