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03.30.2012

ZAC EFRON OPENS UP TO TRACY SMITH ABOUT BEING CALLED A HEARTTHROB: “I HATE IT!”

Interview Airs Sunday, April 1 on “CBS Sunday Morning With Charles Osgood”

During a walk-through of the private boot camp where he trained for his role as a Marine in his new film, The Lucky One, Zac Efron talks to Tracy Smith about some of the lucky breaks early on his career, and the labels that came with success.

An excerpt from the interview is below.

SMITH: For those of us who will never be a heartthrob, just explain what that’s like.

EFRON: I can't explain to you what it's like to be a heartthrob.  I don't think I am a heartthrob.

SMITH: What do you think of that word, heartthrob?

EFRON: Heartthrob?  I hate it.  I hate it.  It follows you around, but you don't deserve it.  It’s like, "Why?"

SMITH: So how do you see yourself?

EFRON:   I'm just me.  I'm just Zac.  Just Zac.

The full interview will broadcast Sunday, April 1, on the CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD (9:00-10:30 AM/ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the Executive Producer.

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