Starting this Friday, April 17, Zac Efron and Michelle Trachtenberg star in the new movie 17 Again — not as romantic interests, but as father and daughter! (If I were Michelle, I would have been sorely disappointed).
Well, I guess she got over it. And so did I, when I found out I would get to recap this interview about their 17 Again experience!
First, a little background on their characters:
Michelle: She’s a really fun girl named Maggie, sort of your typical 17-year-old: kind of rebelling against her parents . . . She’s angry and doesn’t understand why they’re getting divorced. She’s kind of going through everyday life not caring. A typical 17-year-old, essentially.
Zac: I play Mike O’Donnell. Mike is not thrilled with the way his life has turned out. In the beginning he had all these opportunities, so many ways he could take his life, but one day during high school that’s all stripped from him.
[Nancy] Zac plays a 17-year-old version of Mike, and Matthew Perry plays the 37-year-old version — see a resemblance?
How do Zac and Michelle compare to their characters?
Michelle: I was definitely not a party girl, nothing crazy. I stayed home and read books and watched Law & Order marathons. I still do that. I’m so lame. Boring!
Zac: I was a very regular 17 -year-old. I don’t know any other way to put it. I wasn’t fighting crime or anything!
Michelle: I was, vampires and stuff.
[Nancy] LOL! Michelle definitely kicked butt as Dawn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And there is nothing more comforting than day-long marathons of Law & Order.