The only thing more adorable than watching a GIF of a dolphin teaching a blind puppy how to paint is watching Zac Efron attempt to act. Try as he might, I just don’t think he has what it takes to pull it off. But he’s so goshdarn adorable that I can’t help but root for him to succeed. Take this newÂ ParklandÂ trailer for example. In it, he plays a doctor tasked with trying to save President Kennedy’s life after Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to assassinate him. While the movie itself actually looks really good, Zac just looks really confused. And I get that’s his part — the overwhelmed doctor — but I can’t handle his face in this scene.
Maybe he’s doing a really good job of playing a doctor who can’t believe what’s happening. Or maybe he himself can’t believe what’s happening. “Guys, are you sure you want me to play a doctor? I was thinking more along the lines of playing a popular basketball — no lacrosse player — who has a passion to sing — no, scratch that, too familiar — a passion to create beautiful art.”
Now in Zac’s defense, I haven’t seen all his postÂ High School MusicalÂ work. However I did seeÂ TheÂ Paperboy. Not only did it force me into therapy for a few months, but it also confused the hell out of me. Think of the weirdest dream you’ve ever had, now throw the Florida humidity and Nicole Kidman peeing on Zac Efron on top of that and you have your film. “Wait a sec, I don’t get why Nicole Kidman would pee on Zac Efron in my dream,” you might say. To which I might say, “I don’t get why it happened in the movie either since it was a stand alone scene that was in no related to the rest of the movie.”
Annnnd fine, I’ll be honest with you, I did see him inÂ Liberal ArtsÂ and he did kill the role of a stoner. Like I truly believed that he smoked week! So I suppose we’ll have to wait untilÂ ParklandÂ to see if he can actually act. Or if he’ll just continue to play the role of my adorable baby brother who’s still trying to make this Hollywood thing happen.