Zac Efron, who never met King of Pop Michael Jackson in person anytime, but he did share an emotional phone call with the late pop star. The actor, who considers Michael Jackson as one of his idols, unexpectedly had a phone call conversation with him. At that time, Zac was 20 or 21 years old and was in Paris promoting one of his High School Musical movies. He remembered Michael Jackson and shared the story on The Graham Norton Show last week.
Kenny Ortega, High School Musical director, worked with Michael during his documentary and concert film This Is It before the pop star’s death. Ortega received a phone call from Michael while he was out with Zac and after speaking with him, he later handed the phone to Zac.
At that moment, Zac dint knows how to react. “I was like, this is Zac Efron. I’m a massive fan. I’m an actor. Are you like my hero? He did not know what else to say and was short of words and rambling on. Jackson replied back to him and said, that’s nice. Can you hand the phone back to Kenny?” So Zac handed over the phone to Kenny.
But then later unexpectedly, Jackson called back again and said, “Oh, this is Zac from High School Musical?” To which Zac said, “Uh, yeah.” Then Michael continued and said, “I love what you do. I’m a huge fan. I love what you do.”
That was the moment when Efron, “lost it. I lost my balance. I think I fell over into the wall … I just started crying. I was a mess.” So when Efron told Jackson that he was his hero and “the reason I do what I do” and he had shown him how to dance and how to shine, Jackson also started crying.
Efron remembered the incident and said, “He ended the whole conversation with something along the lines of, ‘Hey Zac isn’t it awesome? Dreams do come true, don’t they?”