Zac Efron is a One Direction groupie. He loves the group, and he sent them a special message when he followed them--er--realized they were touring Australia at the same time he was Down Under to promote his film The Lucky One.
In an interview for a Melbourne T.V. talk show, Zac Efron "freaked out" when he heard that the 1D guys were also visiting the Land of Wonder. Seriously.
"I'm freaking out!" gushed the former High School Musical star throwing up his hands hysterically. "I gotta go get in line!"
When the host asked Zac what advice he would give to Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson about surviving the phenomenon of teen idol-dom, Efron self-effacingly (worshipfully?) replied:
"Seriously, I don't think they need my advice. I think they know what they're doing. I mean, have fun. Cherish this moment. It's super fun. You know, I would say keep your heads screwed on straight. They seem like smart kids--er--smart guys--they're not kids. They know what they're doing."
So, there you have it. Zac Efron loves One Direction. So far there's been no word from any of the 1D guys about their reaction to their famous new Directioner. Do you think they're flattered?
Note to Liam Payne: Sorry it wasn't Taylor Lautner. Hang in. Maybe next time.
Â© Hope Carson 2012