Zac Efron and Dave Franco Talk NEIGHBORS, Inappropriate T-Shirts, Improvising, and Their X-Rated Handshake

     May 6, 2014


Opening this weekend is director Nicholas Stoller’s extremely funny R-rated comedy Neighbors.  The film stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as a married couple with a newborn baby who must deal with a fraternity—fronted by Zac Efron—when it moves in next door.  Response to the pic’s premiere at the SXSW Film Festival was highly positive, and the theater I was in loved the film.  It’s definitely something you should see with a big audience next weekend.  Neighbors also stars Dave FrancoChristopher Mintz-PlasseJake JohnsonIke Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Jerrod Carmichael, and Lisa Kudrow.

A few days ago at the New York City press junket I landed an exclusive video interview with Zac Efron and Dave Franco.   They talked about inappropriate t-shirts, making Neighbors, how much they improvise versus thinking about the scene beforehand, if they were asked to say anything that went too far, and they talk about their X-rated handshake that even Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg thought went too far.  Hit the jump to watch.

Zac Efron and Dave Franco:

  • Inappropriate t-shirt talk.
  • How much do they actually improvise in the moment versus trying it out the night before?
  • Was there anything that Stoller or someone asked them to say that they said no way?
  • They talk about an X rated hand shake they came up with that Rogen and Goldberg told them went too far.

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