London: Zac Efron, who got to smooch Michelle Pfeiffer in ‘New Year’s Eve’, has revealed that he had a secret crush on the actress since he was 18. The ‘High School Musical’ star first met the veteran Hollywood actress when they worked together on 2007 musical ‘Hairspray’, and he jumped at the chance to co-star with her in their 2011 comedy.
He has previously told how their onscreen smooch was his most favourite part of the shoot - and now he’s confessed getting passionate with Pfeiffer had been his dream for years.
“I had a huge crush on Michelle during filming of Hairspray. She was an angel that turned up on set every day and I would try as much as I could to get close to her and strike up some awkward conversation - I was 18 and didn’t know what I was doing,” a leading daily has quoted him as telling talk show host Graham Norton in an interview.
“And then she was trying to get hold of me to see if I was doing New Year’s Eve so I had two voicemails from Michelle Pfeiffer. It was the best experience of my life doing that movie with her.
“Driving around on a Vespa with her on the back, I felt like the king of the world. And kissing her was my dream come true. It was amazing,” he added.