Back in 2009 Zac Efron revealed that he received some advice from fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Just after the release of “High School Musical 3,” Zac chatted with Leo about the problems drugs would cause in his career.
It was kind of his way-out-the-door, last-minute advice. He said, ‘Oh, by the way, if you really want to mess this all up, try heroin,’ I said, ‘Thanks’, and he said, ‘No, seriously, that’s pretty much the only way you’re going to screw this up, and you shouldn’t go down that road – it will mess you up without fail. Do not do drugs. That was enough for me, that’s all I needed to hear.
Zac also spilled to the press what a good kid he was:
I could never get into trouble like the rest of my friends. My parents were very strict and taught me good values, whenever I did anything wrong my mom would somehow know it. I started skateboarding as a kid – it’s like surfing on the sidewalk. I love it. It’s a Zen thing, so much better than walking. It’s almost spiritual.
After two trips to rehab for drug and alcohol use Zac is getting back into skateboarding! He recently made a skateboard for charity!