Zac Efron is promoting his new film 'Paperboy', which just premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Zac is on the cover of BlackBook Magazine for October, and he opens up about his celebrity status, how he views himself as an actor, and why he chose Paperboy among his pick of scripts.
On what he feels about being a famous figure, Efron says "Around the time "Charlie St. Cloud" came out I was confused, I wasn't here for money; I didn't need any more of it. I wasn't here for fame; I wasn't enjoying it. I was here for art."
Continuing in that vein, he talks about how if he was a man watching Zac Efron, he doesn't like himself. "As a man watching Zac Efron, I don't necessarily like me yet. So how can I like Zac Efron? Maybe, if that guy shook things up, did what I didn't expect him to do, if he wasn't afraid to be a dick, if he wasn't afraid to fall on his face, if he hung around long enough and did the grunt work, one day I might respect him."
He also talks about why he chose Paperboy - he says it was an atypical project that involved risk, and he wanted to see 'how deep the rabbit hole went' and how 'far he could push himself'.
Paperboy co-stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, and John Cusack, and will be released in theaters October 5th.