Efron Almost Quit Acting For University
Zac Efron almost gave up acting to follow his friends to university.
The 21-year-old actor – who shot to fame playing basketball team capital Troy Bolton in Disney’s smash hit High School Musical movie franchise – says he originally planned to quit acting after his first few film roles to take up a place at the University of Southern California, before deciding to continue with his fledgling movie career.
“My life was set, I was going to go to college, I was going to try to do something great, like be a doctor,” he said. “It didn’t really work out. I decided after I had done High School Musical and after I had done a couple of films that I wanted to go to college to study films.
“I had friends in the program and they just raved about it. I was so jealous that they were there. After I was accepted to go, I was deferred for one year and since then, I haven’t really had time to go back.”