ZAC EFRON was stunned to land a part in the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL franchise –
because he cannot dance or play basketball.
The young actor – who plays Troy Bolton in the movie musicals – initially
found the dance routines hard to master, because he has no rhythm.
He says, “I’m definitely not a dancer. I grew up being into sports and I
wasn’t trained to move my body in the right way for dancing. I’m the last
to get any move correct.
“In rehearsals it’s always, ‘OK, one more take for Zac’.”
And Efron also struggled with his scenes as the film’s basketball ace: “I
played for a few years when I was at school. I remember a championship game
when I was in the sixth grade.
“I gave away the ball at the last second and the other team scored. I
the game for my team. It was pretty bad. It’s much more fun now because
usually in the script that we win.”