"I aspire to be where he's at some day - to have that drive. It gives me hope a little bit," News.com.au quoted him as saying. On being questioned if he would like to share the frame with the Australian, the 21-year-old replied: "Man I wish, can somebody write that? That could be a musical too. He could pull it off."
Efron went on to say how he was impressed and inspired by his senior actor with whom he shared the Oscar stage. He said: "When I heard I was going to be on stage with Hugh, I was shocked. I was like, ''I can't keep up with that guy. Not only is he a better singer and dancer, he's 6 foot three, or four. He's the tallest guy that I've ever seen be that coordinated."