SPOTTED: Zac Efron makes one fan’s day at the Ritz-Carlton
Zac Efron’s mission at this year’s TIFF: shed his candy-sweet image as a non-threatening object of tweenage affection (hence his appearance in At Any Price and The Paperboy—not exactly High School Musical territory). Mission failed. The star was spotted on Sunday in the lobby near TOCA at the Ritz-Carlton and was soon swarmed by young fans. Before his handlers could hustle him into an elevator, he took the time to snap this photo with the girl who’d asked for the privilege first. As her mother put it: “He was so amazingly nice and down to earth….My daughter is still shaking from the experience!! Thank you Zac Efron!!” What a sweetie.