Zac Efron Says High School Musical Recognized Him Somewhere Totally Unexpected

Zac Efron has been stealing scenes (and hearts) since his acting career began in 2006. He showed off his insanely ripped physique in the 2017 remake of the cult classic “Baywatch,” and even portrayed the charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy in Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Wicked.” and mean.” But of all of Efron’s lead roles, few seem to have had the global impact his character felt in Disney Channel’s “High School Musical.”

The film, which starred Efron as Troy Bolton, was an instant success for the network. It spawned two successful sequels and the soundtrack sold 3.7 million copies, according to Fortune† The character of Efron, a determined basketball player who also wanted to star in the school drama, led the cast of eccentric characters in the phenomenon that led to a movie franchise and a streaming series spin-off, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” The film undoubtedly helped kick-start Efron’s career and apparently continues to get the actor recognized in the most unexpected places.

Zac Efron was recognized off the grid

Zac Efron is now fully aware of the impact “High School Musical” had on fans everywhere, and it’s pretty hilarious. The actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 11 and revealed that during a recent crocodile excursion in Papua New Guinea, he spent some time with local tribesmen. The “Firestarter” actor explained that the tribesmen, who were with his group throughout the trip, revealed at the end of the excursion that they identified him as Troy Bolton early on.

“A couple of guys came up to me… and we FaceTimed their cousins ​​and their wives and people who lived in other places around the world,” Efron said. “They knew who I was the whole time and didn’t say anything about it. It was pretty wild.”

As for whether the former Disney Channel star would like to reprise the role that made him recognizable worldwide, Efron is hopeful about a “High School Musical” reboot. “I mean it would be so great to go back in any form and work with that team,” Efron recently explained to e! News. Featuring Efron’s “HSM” co-star Lucas Grabeel who has also said his “door is always open” for a reunion (per J-14), there may be some hope of a revival becoming a reality. However, both Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale have stated in the past that they didn’t want to go back to East High, so we won’t bet on it just yet.

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