Zac Efron has come a long way from his ‘High School Musical‘ days, both in acting and in buffness. Even though ‘Baywatch’ tanked, Efron has been going great guns. His movies have been getting decent reviews and ratings and his performance is often lauded as being natural if light-hearted. The man is a rising star but things were not always that easy for him. Once, he even sold his first car but the reason will bowl you over.
One of his latest movies has been the Netflix original ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, where he plays the creepiest Ted Bundy we have ever seen on screen. Of course, with his good looks and effervescent charm, playing the charming Ted Bundy came naturally to him, though he must have had to channel some deep creativity to play a depraved serial killer. The movie also starred Lily Collins, shown to be Ted Bundy’s love interest and someone who he does not murder.
He may have played a serial killer, but Zac Efron has a heart of gold for real. And the reason why he sold his car makes him even more gold-hearted. Zac Efron actually auctioned off his first car, an Oldsmobile Alero, for charity, in association with the Make-A-Wish foundation. Now mark our words, an Oldsmobile Alero is no great shakes of car, but if it belonged to Efron, the market value goes pretty high right then and there, especially if it is supporting a cause that makes the wishes of dying children come true.
While Zac Efron was okay to part with the Oldsmobile Alero, which, he did clarify, was involved in one accident for no fault of his, there’s another car he has painstakingly restored, and this one is his grandfather’s Mustang. In fact, he timed the restoration to when Ford Mustang celebrated 52 iconic years of the car, and riding in his grandpa’s 1965 Ford Mustang seemed to humble Efron even more, as he wore an awed expression all through the video and pictures shared.
Efron’s most recent Instagram post also shows his big heart, if rather beefy body. He posted a message for Earth Day, April 22 that said, “Happy Earth Day! I have always been in awe of the magic and mystery of Mother Nature. Exploring the unknown has always been a true passion in my life and now, more than ever, I realize how important it is to take care of our planet, our people and every living thing we share it with. Please be safe, be healthy and be kind to one another.” As we said, heart of gold…