Efron, 24 opened up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show admitting he is a single man!
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"Dating is kind of hard," The Paperboy star said. "A forced, awkward situation is very strange. Especially for me for some reason. I like to go and do something adventurous. I like to go out and do some sort of crazy activity." This makes us wonder what crazy things he likes to do.
However, Efron hasn't always been single. He dated his High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens for three years until their split in 2010. Earlier this year, he was also linked to actress Lily Collins.
"You always have to be careful, I guess, about that kind of thing," he said about having relationships in the public eye. The pressure from paparazzi alone can harm any strong couple. "Every day is a new experience and I take it as it comes. Some people I worry about, some I really don't have to."
Efron also joked with DeGeneres about the slow dance scene in the rain with his 45-year-old co-star Nicole Kidman, in their new movie The Paperboy.
"This was supposed to be a very serious scene!" Efron laughed. "It was a sort of a intense dramatic moment for me," Efron said. "I was very prepared to give my all in a dramatic moment, and before I knew it, music started to turn up around me and she kind of looked at me and said, 'You want to dance?' And they're still rolling, so I couldn't really say, 'Cut!' And before I knew it, we were improvising an entire dance in the rain."
As one of his "favorite scenes in the movie," Efron also said he's pretty sure that was when he "became a man."
We can understand how someone as talented and gorgeous as Nicole Kidman could turn a young star into a man. Too bad it wasn't us!
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