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Zac Efron Covers Backstage November 2012

Posted Monday October 15, 2012 3:42 PM GMT

With his new movie "The Paperboy" set to hit theaters this Wednesday (October 17), Zac Efron garnered himself a little added exposure by covering the November 2012 issue of Backstage magazine.

Throwing a grey suit jacket over a white v-neck tee, the 24-year-old actor looked handsome as he posed for the Henny Garfunkle shot spread while talking about his acting career and bombing his first professional audition.

A few highlights from Mr. Efron's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Backstage!

On being dedicated to his acting career:
“I might not be the greatest actor, but I walk in to every project willing to work hard. There are a lot of people who can slide on talent their whole lives; they’re just naturally gifted. I’ve never considered myself one of those people. I enjoy outworking the opposition.”

On his upcoming movie "At Any Price:"
“The theme of the movie is get big or get out. That’s sort of the way I describe how a lot of people in Hollywood approach their careers—take the bigger movie for more money that people will see. Take the franchise, the part in your wheelhouse. But that’s not my goal. Instead of get big or get out, my goal is to get good and stay.”

On his first professional audition for the 2003 film "Peter Pan:"
“It was one girl in a room with a camera. I don’t know how else to say it, but I f***ed up. It was a turning point. I had to ask myself, Was I going to let it get to me, or was I going to move forward?”

Photo Credit: Henny Garfunkle for Backstage