However, Efron admits that he was jealous of attention the Titanic star received from girls at his school. "Leo, for me, was the first time I ever recognised fame. I was in fifth grade when he was literally on every magazine cover for Titanic and all the girls had these Tigerbeat magazines and I'd say, Dude, what's so great about this kid?'' Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
"I was jealous. I mean, you couldn't help but hate this guy. And now, to some degree, I've made it and I'm going through the same thing," he added.