Gus Van Sant interviews James Franco in the new issue of Interview (via Radar), and they hit upon the subject of Zac Effron:

Gus Van Sant: So we haven’t talked about Zac yet.

James Franco: What is Zac?

GVS: Zac Efron.

JF: Oh. Well, yeah, we can talk about Zac.

Sure. James Franco can talk about Zac Efron. He will go all night on Zac Efron.

GVS: Where did you meet him?

JF: I met him for the first time backstage at the MTV Movie Awards. Lucas Grabeel, who is in Milk, is also in High School Musical with Zac Efron, and so we had been talking about High School Musical a lot. I hadn’t seen it, but my girlfriend was a big fan of the movie–I don’t know why. She was like, “You’ve got to watch it.” And I was like, “All right, I’ll watch it because Lucas is in it.” So I watched it, and I guess I could kind of see the appeal. Some of the songs are kind of catchy. There’s one where Zac is playing basketball, but it’s also like a musical number… I don’t know [laughs] I remember we were all sitting around on the set of Milk and I said, “I saw High School Musical.” I said it like I had never sounded so interested in anything before. Then I think you said that you had tried to get Zac for a small role in Milk.

GVS: Yeah. The pizza guy. He never had time.

JF: Right. So then when I saw him at the MTV Movie Awards, I was like, “Hey man Good to meet you, Zac. I really like the movie, and I just workd with Gus, and he tried to get you in the movie.” And Zac was like, “Yeah, yeah. It just didn’t work out.” And I was like, “Well you should really do a movie with Gus. I think it would be a good contrast to your other stuff.” He’s like, “Yeah, maybe.” And then I was walking away to go back to my seat, and he tapped me on the shoulder and said, “We should do it together, man.” And he, like, gave me a high five. He was really the nicest guy.

GVS: Yeah. He is really nice. We should all do a Judd Apatow movie. You and Zac and me.

JF: Yeah. You should do a movie that Judd produces, and we’ll do it with Zac. What do you think?

GVS: Keep your eyes open for it.

JF: What kind of movie do you think it could be?

GVS: I’ll have to think about that one.

JF: IF you have an idea and it’s like me and Zac playing basketball or delivering pizzas or whatever, I’m in.

Just a couple of nice dudes who appreciate each other’s talent, making a movie about delivering pizzas. What’s that? You just got out of the shower and need to find your wallet? The guys will be over any minute for your weekly poker night? Sure, James and Zac would be happy to set the pizzas down over there on that fold out sofa. No, you go find your wallet, they’ll wait. Whoops, you dropped your towel.

The end. Thank you in advance, Adult Film Industry, for all the millions.

Comments (5)
  1. and then they die wandering in the desert.

  2. I’d love to see those two do it together…man.

  3. If Zac and james had a baby it would be Dave Franco
    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm201232640/nm2002649

  4. katie  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2008 0

    THAT WOULD BE THE MOST AMAZING MOVIE EVER

    seriously, i’m not even kidding. i would be first in line. that shit would be crazy.

  5. Holy shit! I want to be in this movie! I could deliver flowers the next day after the gang rape the night before! Go pizza! Go flowers! Go towel on the floor!

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