In October 2011, a number of journalists were invited to a short pre-screening of The Lorax in Santa Monica along with a group interview with producer Chris Meledandri. The full interview is available HERE but check out a short excerpt about Zac below!
Via Cinema Blend: It’s funny when you start casting, when you set out to cast kids, there’s a real challenge at that age. First of all, their voices are at risk of changing overnight, which can be a production problem. And then a lot of kids today, at that age group, are trained to be TV actors. So you listen to hundreds of kids and they all kind of sound the same. So Chris Renaud was very interested in thinking older to get just some more substance in the voice, some more acting in the voice. And Zac Efron has this boyish quality to him, and it came through, it’s not only who he is – he’s very boyish as a person and it comes through in his voice.
In other news, promotion of the movie is expected to begin next month and will include an appearance on Ellen alongside Taylor Swift (who plays Audrey) on February 21st. Keep checking the ZacE Sidebar for dates of upcoming events and appearances.
Finally, check out two new stills from the movie above and below – the first features Zac in the studio recording his part (ZA Tidbit: I love that you can see his character in the background!) and the second features Zac’s character Ted with his Mom and Grammy Norma! You can view both of the images full size by clicking above and below!