Zac Efron Reveals Interesting Filming Technique Used For “Parkland”
Zac Efron stars in the upcoming movie “Parkland,” which will arrive in theaters on October 4, 2013. Here’s a description of the movie:
A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Zac revealed during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival that he and his co-stars didn’t ever know when the camera was filming them, so they always had to be on point with their acting!
We kind of re-created the moment as honestly as possible, in its entirety and kind of went through it the way it would have happened. We weren’t particularly aware of where the camera was or what was being filmed, so the only option was to just kind of do it…and stay in it and focus. It was really fascinating. There were moments when for all intents and purposes I thought I was there. I was operating on this guy, it felt like there was a real guy there. It was intense. After every take I was shaking uncontrollably … the effect of this film lasted for several days.
Zac’s co-star Colin Hanks added about the filming:
It was really all about us doing whatever the scene required for however long it needed to go. There was not this concern about ‘Oh I better be good because it’s my shot,’ you just never knew. It helped us in that we were acting without acting. It was really just trying to be as much in the moment as possible.
Watch a preview for Zac and Colin’s movie below!