Zac Efron: 'I Don't Think I Am A Heartthrob'
By Out.com Editors
Despite carrying condoms with him wherever he goes and being adored by millions worldwide, Zac Efron insists that he’s nothing special.
When a reporter asked the star of The Lucky One what it was like being a heartthrob, the 24-year-old Efron replied, "I can't explain to you what it's like to be a heartthrob, [because] I don't think I am a heartthrob.”
He went on, “I hate [that word]. I hate it. It follows you around, but you don't deserve it. It's like, 'Why?'"
Why? Well, we can think of a few reasons—remember the Zac Efron’s Pool Party video?—even if the actor himself can’t.
"I'm just me," he told Us Weekly. "I'm just Zac. Just Zac."
And as far as that incident a few weeks back, when he dropped a rubber on the red carpet he was walking for the premiere of The Lorax? Efron recently told the Today show that he had learned his lesson.
"I never had a pocket-checking policy prior to going on the red carpet before," Efron said. "But now we [have] fully instated one!"