Actor Zac Efron hit the red carpet last night (September 9, 2012) at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada for the premiere of his film At Any Price.
Zac looked very dapper in his two-piece suit and maroon patterned tie. The five-o-clock shadow wasn’t working as well, but when he gave that Efron smile, nothing else really mattered.
Efron was joined by co-stars Dennis Quaid and Maika Monroe at the premiere. The film sees Zac and Dennis Quaid star as a father and son who run a massive farming empire, but the son really wants to become a racecar driver.
In a recent interview with The Advocate, Zac talks about his gay fans.
Screen grabs of you in wet undies [from The Paperboy] made quite an impression in the gay blogosphere, but your presence on gay blogs is certainly nothing new.
It’s very flattering. After High School Musical and Hairspray, I’ve always felt embraced by the gay community, and I feel incredibly grateful and honored. This is actually a very special interview for me. I’m extremely aware of the support I’ve gotten from you guys over the years, and it’s amazing that it’s taken this long to sit down and actually discuss it, but please know that it hasn’t gone unappreciated. I’m so excited to be talking to you.
When did gay fans first come to your attention?
I really felt that support after High School Musical. I think the gay audience related to my character Troy, because it really was a story of embracing who you are, no matter how different you might be, and not being afraid to show it. That’s a universal theme for everyone, but it specifically resonated with the gay community, and I felt very proud of that.
Do you remember your first interaction with gay people?
I started doing local theater so young — I was 12 — so to me, being gay was just another way that you can be. I never really had time to think about it or have any preconceived notions. I don’t judge anyone and I never have.
Check out the full article from The Advocate.