You have to accept the moments of glory but also a great responsibility.
And that responsibility, to some degree, involves being a role model.
He gets ready for bed around 9 p.m., when he'll watch a movie and read a script, turning in before some of his peers even rise because "I like to get up early and swim and train." He has joined Alcoholics Anonymous and also has been seeing a therapist. "He was a child actor, and you don't need to have a sociology degree to see the pitfalls, especially as they transition to becoming an adult actor. You can see his performance was incredibly good in the movie." Efron and Rogen met six or seven years ago at the Sunset Tower, where both were attending an awards party, when Efron was riding the bandwagon.
"He passed me, and I just stopped and was compelled to say something," recalls Efron.
Like them, Efron has had his travails well documented: First, he entered rehab for an addiction to alcohol and drugs last spring; then he suffered the indignity of having his jaw wired shut following a fall in his Los Feliz home, when he skidded by an indoor fountain; and finally came the March incident when his car clunked to a halt in a dubious part of town, after which Efron grappled with a homeless man.
Precisely what happened has given rise to endless tabloid speculation, and Efron is coy about the details.
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A self-described insomniac, he acknowledges wrestling with anxiety ("100 percent") and being plagued by "thoughts, just thoughts, just overthinking things." PHOTOS: Zac Efron Through The Years Currently single, he speaks of "the struggles of dating, of falling in love, of searching for love and being there for your friends when they need you.Before I knew it, he [the friend] was out of the car, and they started fighting.I saw that [the homeless man] was carrying some sort of a knife, or shank, and I got out of the car to disarm him."I was drinking a lot, way too much," he says, acknowledging there were drugs, too. I mean, you're in your 20s, single, going through life in Hollywood, you know? I wouldn't take anything back; I needed to learn everything I did.But it was an interesting journey, to say the least." PHOTOS: Exclusive Portraits of Zac Efron That journey is one well traveled by other young stars, with varying degrees of success -- from Judy Garland to Corey Haim to Lindsay Lohan to Robert Downey Jr.