Zac Efron Confirms 'Hairspray 2' Is Not Happening

Last April, Zac Efron seemed really into the idea of being involved with "Hairspray 2." But it seems now those dreams of seeing Zac and his famous wink in a sequel are dead in the water. Zac confirmed to MTV News at the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend, that "Hairspray 2" is no longer happening.

"You know I hadn't really heard it was happening, if it ever was happening," he shared. "I'm pretty sure that’s the way it was supposed to be."

Well, there had been some talk of scripts and story ideas last year, but it seems it was nothing more than talk, even if Zac shared last spring that he had seen a little bit of what the flick might be about, with one rumored plot revolving around his character, Link Larkin, taking acid.

"I think I've heard a rough outline, and it sounds hilarious. It sounds like it's going to be awesome," he said last year. "That could be a deep conversation. I've had so many deep conversations with my own zits. They are some of the smartest people I know."

The fact that "Hairspray 2" is no no longer in the works gives Zac a little bit more time to tackle and promote other projects, including his next release, "Charlie St. Cloud," out later this summer. "I'm not doing anything to drastically try and change up my image," he added about his future roles. "But I do need to keep things interesting for myself. And grow up."

Are you disappointed that there won't be a "Hairspray 2"? Or, did you think one was enough?

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