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High School Musical Is The Reason Zac Efron Got To Talk To Michael Jackson

Kenny Ortega hooked it up

What good is being a Disney Channel megastar if it doesn't come with perks? While appearing on Live with Kelly and Ryan Monday (May 22) Zac Efron shared a sweet story about the time High School Musical director Kenny Ortega introduced him to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Efron explained that while eating with Ortega in Paris, the director received a call from Jackson. He told Efron to speak into the phone, not knowing who was on the other end. "This is Zac," Efron recalled saying, to which Jackson replied, "Uh, can you hand the phone back to Kenny?" Awkward. Moments later, Kenny handed the phone back, and dreams came true.

"There were no words, it was tears," Efron recalled. Check out the cute clip above.

H/T to Just Jared