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.
So some guy you liked was in the same building as you and you literally burst into tears? Calm the hell down, seriously. If some girl started crying every time she saw me I would spend as much time away from her as possible, that's odd and annoying. Also for Zac Efron, Open your eyes squinty or buy some damn glasses, you look like a moron.
A 15 year old has a crush on a 24 year old. We write a news article about it like it's all cool.
IA 24 year old has a crush on a 15 year old. PEDO!
Zac's not without talent–his singing and dancing in Hairspray were quite good–but the picture here makes him appear to be little more than a Ken doll, or a model for the cover of a romance novel.
I don't mind these kids... at least i haven't seen any stories about those jersey shore idiots in a while
And we somehow act surprised as America continues its decline. We are getting dumber by the second. Mike Judge's "Idiocracy" is our future. Zac Efron – he's got what plants crave!
These two are ones we consider actors/artistic souls? Good Lord. Our culture has gone lopsided. You couldn't make a heady, smart thing pass either of their lips if you had a crowbar.
I hope he realizes the door to the closet opens one of these days so he can come out
Actually he's not gay. He refused to work with a gay choreographer so the guy was fired because of Zac Efron. He's a punk!
I'm so glad there aren't printed quotes of dumb crap I said when I was 15.
What, "God, Ive never taken two at once".
I bet he likes taco flavored kiiissssssssssseesssssss
tracie, my marriage proposal still stands. I really think I'm in love with you.
Never stfu tracie I love you !
I bet big giant Oprah could sit on both of them and crush them.
YAAAY FIRSTY ! You are the champion !
Where is my prize ? Why would she hv a crush on that ? She can do better. I will be available soon abigail.
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