Zac Efron: I Won’t Turn on ‘High School Musical’

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Zac Efron covers Flaunt magazine (Courtesy of Starworks Artists Facebook)

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Zac Efron just gave us another reason to like him. The "17 Again" cutie refuses to turn his back on his star-maker, "High School Musical."

In fact, he's even defending the undeniable fluff flicks.

"Here's the one thing about 'High School Musical' that a lot of people forget or don’t realize," he told Flaunt magazine. "It affected a lot of people, its resonance, culturally, was massive … and at the same time, it was in every sense of it, the luckiest break in the world. The wrong thing to do – and that’s what all these interviews now are trying to get me to say – is to turn on it, to like s**t on it, call it crap. But that’s insane.

"There are hundreds of people who began doing one thing when they were younger, who go on to develop and refine and shape their vision, as they get older, and other concerns – like fame, or money – take a back seat to other ones.”

[Related: Zac Efron Smooches On Set]

The 25-year-old actor, who will next be spotted in "At Any Price," in theaters in limited release on April 24, also confessed that he refuses to complain about getting attention from fans, paparazzi, or otherwise.

"If I’m talking to my friends, or somebody important who can have some influence on or affect the situation, that’s one thing, but to b***h about attention while getting attention? I’d be doing it to the very people whose job it is to get that information – who are watching me and have control over that information," he explained. "Therefore, it makes them upset, they read it like it’s hypocritical, and so they spread some bulls**t."

Still, he admitted that he tries to avoid being tweeted about and photographed, and he isn't entirely truthful or himself when he gives an interview.

"I wish I could sit here and be completely honest – but I guess that’s an even bigger responsibility – and it’d take a more courageous man," he said.

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Efron in Flaunt magazine (Courtesy of Starworks Artists Facebook)

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