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Zac Efron is Anti-Tweenie — Bring Back Teen Idols

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In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Zac Efron discussed why he turned down Footloose, saying that it’s the kind of movie everyone would expect of him, and he wanted to do something challenging for the right reasons.  Though I’m absolutely fine with Efron’s rejection of what will likely be a painful remake, I’m not so sure it would have been the “type-casting” he fears.  After all, the man can sing and dance . . . so why not sing and dance?  Just because two roles involve the same talent, doesn’t mean you’re being “type-cast.”  Gene Kelly spent most of his career singing and dancing, and he’s a legend.  In fact, I challenge Efron to single-handedly revive the movie-musical for good.  You can still die in a Nicholas Sparks movie too, I promise.