Zac Efron: I Was "Very Happy" to Kiss Michelle Pfeiffer

The actor dishes on locking lips with the older woman in New Year's Eve and potentially going further with Nicole Kidman in Paperboy

You don't need to wish Zac Efron a happy new year. He's already had one! In the new romantic comedy New Year's Eve, the former High School Musical star gets to lock lips with a beautiful older woman: Michelle Pfeiffer, 53. And needless to say, the 24-year-old actor didn't mind.

"I'll just say I am very happy," the actor told E! News at the film's premiere. "It was a lot of takes."

In the star-studded ensemble film, Efron plays a scooter-driving courier who helps a put-upon secretary (Pfeiffer) check off items on her bucket list. (Presumably, one of those is "kiss a hot young scooter-driving courier.")

And if that wasn't enough to redefine his Disney image, Efron will play the love interest of another older woman, 44-year-old Nicole Kidman, in the upcoming erotic thriller The Paperboy. The actor wouldn't reveal the plot on the red carpet, but hinted that things may get R-rated between him and Kidman.

"We get to really have some fun," quipped Efron.

Zac might have become a cougar magnet, but he's still the crush object of many younger women -- including 15-year-old Abigail Breslin. Though the young actress appears in New Year's Eve, she didn't share any scenes with Efron, and admits she got got totally star-struck when they were finally introduced!

"I met Zac Efron yesterday, and I'm just going to say, I cried a little bit afterwards and beforehand -- just a little bit," Breslin told CNN on Sunday. "It was kind of a big deal; it was kind of major."

As for Efron, he says he had "no idea" that Breslin was so nervous at their first meeting. Aww -- isn't it cute how clueless boys can be?

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