–Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are featured in the new Disney 23 magazine posting as Prince Phillip and lovely Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. Disney23 posted an interview with the couple on the new Disney23 website. Read some of it below:
D23: Did you ever think you would be portraying classic Disney characters from a classic Disney movie and a classic fairy tale?
Vanessa Hudgens: No, never, and it’s such a beautiful thing you know. I think every girl wishes to be a princess, and I finally got to do it.
Zac Efron: I used to watch these movies all the time growing up, loving these films. So to play the prince…
VH: … and a handsome prince!
D23: Did you really feel part of the fantasy today?
ZE: Yes, as soon as I walked onto the set, I knew it was magic. I love Annie’s interpretation of the flowers. I think she used the term brambles.
VH: Yeah, from the fairy tale.
ZE: It looks gorgeous. Annie showed us her inspiration.
D23: Prior to today had you seen some of the series that started two years ago? First with David Beckham and Beyoncé?
VH: Yeah, I saw it and thought it was so beautiful… gorgeous and so well portrayed.
D23: Vanessa, you’re in pretty fast company here. Scarlett Johansson, Beyoncé, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel… How do you feel joining this line-up of stars?
VH: It’s very exciting. I’m so glad to be part of the team. Like I said, I always wanted to be a princess.
ZE: And Prince Phillip’s not a bad character to play. I kind of like him. He’s a pretty big hero, and it’s just before they had this great moment and they are kissing. There was a big adventure that this prince goes on… so it’s kind of rough by the time he gets to this scene.
D23: David Beckham was the original character to portray Prince Phillip in the original series two years ago. Now, Zac, you are reprising the role. You both have sports connections. You have the sports connection from High School Musical.
ZE: (Laughing) Yeah, sure. That’s so funny. (Vanessa laughs.) We’re playing the same character.
VH: You are like the young David Beckham now.
ZE: Well, in theory he was actually fighting the dragon [in an earlier scene], I think. So I’m the older David Beckham.
D23: So, how was the overall the experience today?
VH: It was a lot of fun, it was great.
ZE: (Referring to the scene) I mean she woke up; there was a 50-50 chance she wouldn’t wake up (both laughing).
VH: Yeah, you never know.
ZE: And I think we made it out OK.
Read the full interview HERE.