Zac Efron might have dropped out of the remake of the â€™80s dance flick â€œFootloose,â€ in order to pursue â€œthe unknown,â€ but the young star is definitely in the know about rumors that heâ€™ll star in a fourth â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ movie, along with a sequel to â€œHairspray.â€
But, why does he think his onscreen kiss in â€œ17 Againâ€ has ruined his chance of landing a role in a Judd Apatow movie?
The young star was spotted Thursday in Las Vegas, where he received the ShoWest Breakthrough Performer of the Year award.
â€œâ€˜Pirates of the Caribbean,â€™ thereâ€™s some rumored talk that (youâ€™re involved). Is there any advancement?â€
Zac replied: “I wish I could confirm it was anything but a rumor, but I havenâ€™t heard it.”
On the possible fourth â€œPirates of the Caribbean,â€ which Johnny Depp is reportedly in talks to star in, the “17 Again” actor responded: “I wish (it) would happen!. If you guys want to make it happen, Iâ€™m here!â€
As for a sequel to â€œHairspray,â€ Zac Efron said heâ€™s game for that as well, saying: “At this point, they havenâ€™t really talked to us yet, but I know that itâ€™s an idea that theyâ€™re developing. And, it sounds like funâ€¦ it sounds like a good idea.”
One project that Efron might never get a chance to do is a Judd Apatow movie â€” and he blames his onscreen kiss in â€œ17 Againâ€ with actress Leslie Mann, who is Apatowâ€™s wife.
When asked if he make out with Leslie Mann, Zac smilingly revealed: “I did!. She is so cool and so cute and awesome.”
But his â€œawesomeâ€ kiss might some lasting repercussions.
â€œJudd was there that day too,â€ Efron explained. â€œIt was just like, â€˜Man I want to work with Judd too,â€™ itâ€™s over now.â€
When suggested to make out with him too and call it even, Zac laughingly added: “I tried, it didnâ€™t work!”