Zac Efron Discusses 'We Are Your Friends'

The star reveals what it was like playing an up-and-coming DJ who's about to get the chance of a lifetime.
2:59 | 08/17/15

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Transcript for Zac Efron Discusses 'We Are Your Friends'
Back now with zac Efron right here. He stars in the new movie, we are your friends. Playing a deejay. Hey, you know this party is looking a little stiff, Cole. So what are you saying? Hay need to amp it up? You could try. This crowd doesn't dance before midnight. Okay. And zac joins us. You are a real muse you can guy. Listening to music before the interview. I listen to music to get pumped up. What was it about the role? It speaks to our generation. It's an as operatp I rational movie. It follows a guy caught up in a tough generation. Living a life of running clubs. He has this kind of dream in his back pocket, to be a musician and a deejay. And, he learns to sort of hone that in with the help of a mentor and -- sort of -- like finds his dream. We know you can sing. You can dance. You love music. What about being a deejay? Did you know anything about that? I knew virtually nothing. It's pretty difficult, I have to say. How do you learn? I got a crash course. Pretty quickly. I was -- I got a deejay coach. He would come to my house more or less every day. We played with the dex. I learned. Have a big crowd going. Is it true you had to get out of shape for this role? The director asked me to lose weight for the part. Because it was -- I mean, most deejays are skinny guys. They spend a lot of time -- Not working out all the time. That was the first time I had been asked to do that. Normally, it's, bulk up. You have to go back to bulking up. Coming back on "Baywatch." Yeah, yeah, I think so. You and the rock. Tell us about it. Not much to talk about. We're working on the script. I'm inpreblly excited about it. The rock is just the man. He's so cool. He's such a "G." We've been talking about it. We're figuring out the script. You finished another project. Today is Robert de Niro's birthday. Oh, happy birthday. I finished a movie called "Dirty grandpa." He's crazy. This was such a great job. He's out of control. Plays a great character of my grandpa. He is out of his mind. He's just kind of a lunatic. We go on a whirlwind journey through Florida. It's insane. That's cool. "We are your friends" hits theaters August 28th. Thank you for coming in.

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