Zac Efron is Graduating to Edgier Roles

Zac-Effron-The-PaperboyZac Efron is finally ready to move away from his High School Musical days.  The actor is gearing up to appear in several edgier roles, including the upcoming At Any Price and The Paperboy.

“All I have, really, is the ability to look back at my elders and the people that I really respect in this industry, the actors that have been here before and really made an impact…and I put myself in their shoes,” Efron said, according to, at a press screening in Venice.

“I sort of stand here with, say, two roads in front of me,” he said.  “One [is] the easy path…towards money and the other one being towards playing more interesting roles that I don’t have all the answers to, or going with Ramin [Bahrani] into the cornfields for a couple of weeks [for the filming of At Any Price.]

“It seems like the choice that I respect more.  I’m following my gut here and this is what I want to be doing, you know, I’m hungry for it.”

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