December 5th, 2011
10:20 AM ET
At 15, Abigail Breslin is already a star in her own right, but that doesn't mean she isn't capable of a fangirl moment.
Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Breslin recalled the moment she met her celebrity crush - who also happens to be her "New Year's Eve" co-star - Zac Efron.
“I met Zac Efron yesterday, and I'm just going to say, I cried a little bit afterwards and beforehand - just a little bit," Breslin said. "It was kind of a big deal; it was kind of major."
Abigail and the 24-year-old actor actually didn't have any scenes together - Garry Marshall's holiday-themed film is overrun with famous faces - so when she heard he was nearby, the waterworks started.
"I heard he was in the same building as me, so that's what first brought on the tears. And I think everybody here saw me cry a little bit," the actress recalled. "And then I went in to meet him, and I was like, 'No, no, no, I can't do this.' But he was so nice!"
Nice enough to make the teen swoon. "I love Zac Efron. I mean, I've seen every 'High School Musical' a million times and every movie he's done," Breslin gushed. "I mean, I love Zac Efron. C'mon, he's cool.”
During their actual meeting, though, she must've played it straight because Efron told us that he would not have guessed she had a crush.
"She played it off really well. I had no idea," the actor said. "It's so funny coming from a fellow artist. I think she's so amazing; she's so funny in this movie. She's a darling."
Breslin and Efron's "New Year's Eve" arrives in theaters Friday.
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