Zac Efron’s Worst Audition Made Him Cry

He seems so composed on the red carpet in his Burberry suit for the screening of his film, Me and Orson Welles, it’s hard to imagine Zac Efron experiencing an audition so bad that it brought tears to his eyes. However, the High School Musical star admits that his initial foray into acting was so unsuccessful that it brought tears to his eyes.

Zac–who co-stars in Me and Orson Welles with Claire Danes–recently explained that the worst audition for his career was for the role of Peter Pan in a live action show. At the age of 15, Efron showed up and says his audtion consisted of “running around and jumping off my chair, singing the lines.”

Efron explains, “This woman interrupted me and goes ‘you’ve never done this before have you?’ and I went ‘no’ and she went ‘okay you can go’ and that was the worst audition ever, ever in my life.”

Someone who can’t relate is star of Precious, Gabourey Sidibe, who recently revealed on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show that she snagged the critically-acclaimed movie role when she walked in to auditions on a whim. Along with Amber Rose, Hugh Dancy and Lydia Hearst all showed up at the screening to lend their support to the cast and crew of Me and Orson Welles for the event.

Gallery Info: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Amber Rose, Gabby Sidibe, Rick Yune, Zoe Kazan, Mamie Gummer, Courtney Love, Ben Shenkman, Christian McKay, Zac Posen, Richard Linklater and Lydia Hearst attend a screening of Me and Orson Welles presented by The Cinema Society.