Between Zac's starring in the kid-friendly High School Musical movies and the classic romances such as One Fine Day that Michelle took our breath away in, these two seemed so far apart from each other!
Michelle and Zac star in the new movie New Year's Eve with a long list of other big stars, and they show off some great movie-making chemistry.
We got to catch up with the two beautiful stars to chat about stories from on set, their character transformations, and their New Year's resolutions.
Check out the interview below!
GlobalGrind: We really liked the dynamic that was going on between the two characters. It was pretty fantastic to watch you two play off of one another.
Michelle: Thank you, me too. It was so fun and Gary just let us go. We didn’t have any rehearsal and we didn’t even really talk about the characters. I think he was a little bit surprised, the first day of work he showed up and knocked on my trailer and, there’s Ingrid and his little face kind of fell (Laughs). I felt really bad.
Zac: And I realized that this girl goes really deep. She went deep.
So she took it. She went there.
Zac: She took it. She barely broke character.
Michelle: I should have warned him (Laughs).
Zac: I was like, “Hey Miche-…?’
Michelle: He goes, 'Oh wow, you look really different.'
It was an amazing transformation, both physically and the way that you portrayed the character.
Zac: She brought so much life to it.
Michelle: I loved these two people together. It was just unexpected and kind of sweet without being sappy and I liked it.
What did you think when you read the part?
Zac: A lot of the story lines were very important themes. There was love and there were some more serious ones. De Niro’s story line was a bit darker. This was a chance for me to come in and just have fun. I think this guy was just kind of like, 'Who is he?' And then I saw an episode of Jersey Shore that night and I thought, that’s kind of like who this guy is.
We like that you admit to actually watching it.
Zac: Oh yeah.