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The actor explains how he and costar Taylor Schilling managed to find so much chemistry on set. Zac Efron sang and danced his way through High School Musical and lent his voice to The Lorax earlier this year — but the heartthrob is entering new territory with his latest film role, thanks to his steamy love scenes with costar Taylor Schilling in The Lucky One. I feel lucky to count him as a friend. No big deal. I really admired his integrity — he s a Marine, I m just a musical theater geek. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser. For turning notifications on or off on Google Chrome and Android click here , for Firefox click here , for Safari click here and for Microsoft's Edge click here.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Story highlights The strong, silent type is not Zac Efron's natural forte Efron plays Logan, a Marine with three tours of Iraq under his belt Taylor Schilling plays Beth, a divorced kennel-owner in the market for a dog walker. No doubt there is a sizeable audience primed for the latest Nicholas Sparks flick, and chances are quite a chunk of that crowd is looking forward to seeing how former teen idol Zac Efron sizes up now he's graduated from "High School Musical. Well, he's bulked up quite a bit, and he's sporting something a little more than stubble, but the strong, silent type is not his natural forte. If he's come out alive he owes it to the photograph of a pretty girl he picks up in the rubble one day -- a snapshot that seems like a lucky talisman, protecting him while so many of his comrades fall. Back home, he swears he will track down his guardian angel and tell her what she has meant to him.
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Forget for a moment everything you've seen and heard about the swoon factor surrounding Zac Efron 's new romantic drama "The Lucky One. Yes, there are several scenes and moments within the film targeted at your heartstrings and tear ducts.
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The film stars Zac Efron as Logan Thibault, a US Marine who finds a photograph of a young woman while serving in Iraq, carries it around as a good luck charm, and later tracks down the woman, with whom he begins a relationship. The following morning, he finds a picture of a young woman on the ground just before a mortar attack destroys where he had been sitting, killing many around him. Unsuccessful at finding the photo's owner, Logan keeps it. Logan's squad-mate declares the woman in the picture as Logan's "guardian angel," just before an explosion destroys their Humvee. Logan returns to Colorado to live with his sister's family, who have been looking after his dog, Zeus. Suffering from PTSD and survivor guilt , he decides it is best to leave, and departs to search for the woman in the photo.
If you thought Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling easily managed to heat things up in the sizzling love story, The Lucky One , well, there's a good reason for it. You know, playfully interacting very much like a real-life couple would do. So naturally, it doesn't come as too much of a surprise to hear Schilling say she "felt really comfortable to try things and make choices" while working with her leading man. Zac Efron channels James Dean for new denim fashion campaign. Notes the film's producer Denise DiNovi : "There's always a question if it's going to work and what it's going to look like, but it was one of those things where you look at her [Schilling] and say, 'She's a star. Zac is one stylin' dude.