Events > 2010 > “Teen Hollywood” Interview – 7/16
TeenHollywood: You went through a sort of learn-to-sail boot camp for this film. Was sailing hard to learn?
Zac: Sailing is sort of hard. You can’t just say ‘I’m going sailing this weekend’. There is a lot of preparation that goes into it. You need to get a boat and a crew. It’s not like surfing where you just grab your board and go. But, I’d love to do it in the future. I’d like to go some long-distance sailing. I think that would be really fun. Me and my dad want to do that.
TeenHollywood: That’s cool but if you and Vanessa or you and your friends were going to just secretly sail away, where would be your dream destination and why?
Zac: I don’t know but the sail to Hawaii is supposed to be really fun. It takes about ten days to get there. That would be a big commitment. You’d need a pretty devoted crew. That would take weeks and then we wouldn’t want to leave the island for the big sail back. But somewhere with clear blue water would be really fun to sail.
TeenHollywood: What is it like when you see yourself on the screen now? How do you feel?
Zac: My head is HUGE [he laughs]. Enrique [Chediak] was a real cool [director of photography] and he’s really good at making everything look beautiful. I noticed that first and foremost. As far as watching myself on screen, I tend to, especially the first time around, pick out every single flaw, or things I could have and should have done better. I’m more of a cringer at first, and then when it’s years down the road and it’s out of the way I can kind of look back and appreciate it somehow.
TeenHollywood: What was it about Amanda Crew that clicked so well with you? Why was she perfect for the part of your leading lady?
Zac: Amanda had a very different read. She was very natural and very stunning; she has a unique look that I hadn’t seen before. I couldn’t look at Amanda and name any other actress who looked like her or had her presence. She came in prepared and excited and she was a little bit nervous and cute and just seemed like she’d be a great person to work with; somebody who could be real in the circumstances of the story. She proved to be that and so much more.
TeenHollywood: You two have some pretty intense romantic scenes. Was that awkward for you?
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Zac: No. She was really easygoing. I’ve never really found romantic scenes intensely or incredibly awkward, which I was supposed to be during this. So, I think we found common ground. We held each other’s hands through this whole experience. We just got along really well. There was nothing to be nervous about. The only weird part was being in a graveyard for that love scene was kind of, a little bit weird.
Source: Teen Hollywood