Abigail Breslin: Crush Zac Efron left me in tears
December 5th, 2011
10:20 AM ET

Abigail Breslin: Crush Zac Efron left me in tears

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.

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. PMac

    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.

    December 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob

    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!

    December 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. frakte

    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.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. eric

    I don't mind these kids... at least i haven't seen any stories about those jersey shore idiots in a while

    December 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dumberbythesecond

    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!

    December 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rudy

    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.

    December 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Meh

    I hope he realizes the door to the closet opens one of these days so he can come out

    December 8, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Rod in Dallas TX

      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!

      December 8, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. Anomic Office Drone

    I'm so glad there aren't printed quotes of dumb crap I said when I was 15.

    December 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hot Taco

    I bet he likes taco flavored kiiissssssssssseesssssss

    December 6, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hayley


    December 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. be quiet

    tracie, my marriage proposal still stands. I really think I'm in love with you.

    December 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Observer

    Never stfu tracie I love you !

    December 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. AJT

    STFU tracie!!

    December 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. emme

    I bet big giant Oprah could sit on both of them and crush them.

    December 5, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. jenny

    YAAAY FIRSTY ! You are the champion !

    December 5, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  16. firsty

    Where is my prize ? Why would she hv a crush on that ? She can do better. I will be available soon abigail.

    December 5, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |

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