‘We were fooling around with… crocodiles’: Zac Efron Went Crocodile Fishing With Local Tribesmen of Papua New Guinea, Claimed They Knew About High School Musical Despite Having ‘No Technology’

Zac Effron
Featured Video

Zac Efron has been on adventures lately which fans are overjoyed to know about. In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actor revealed how he recently went on a trip with his friends to Papua New Guinea. He went to the interview to catch up with his fans about what he has been doing ever since his High School Musical days.

b9926c56e0384b2d79215cc77e52314513 zac
Zac Efron

The actor extended his trip while shooting in Australia and took a detour to explore and adventure with his friends while he took a detoxing trip. His travels made him realize just how impactful and loved his debut movie had on others.


Also Read: ‘I don’t think I EVER looked that good’: Kevin Von Erich Says It’s Going To Take More Than Zac Efron’s Muscle God Transformation in ‘The Iron Claw’ To Give the Story Justice

Zac Efron Had A Unique Experience With The Tribe Of Sepik River

When Zac Efron went to Papua New Guinea and lived with a local tribe for a while, he explained how the entire time he believed he was anonymous the entire time. However, the actor underestimated the fame High School Musical got him.


He explained how he lived with the tribe of Sepik River, they are known as the crocodile people because they live with the crocodiles of the Sepik River and worship them as their deity.

Zac Efron in High School Musical

“So, we went out to this river where they’d go fishing or hunting to meet these crocodiles. They invited me along for the trip, so I was like, ‘Yeah, sure, let’s go. I’d love to check this out. This is going to be wild.’”

Efron explained how the tribe worshipped the crocodiles and saw them as their Gods. He elaborated how an entire group of them had submitted themselves to the river and had just been floating around, moving their hands around to feel the crocodiles around. The tribe waited for a crocodile to make contact with them and would then whistle as a signal to warn those next to them about the direction it was going towards. This in turn would help the tribe to eventually capture the crocodile altogether.


Also Read: ‘Can’t believe I did that to him. I’m so sorry’: Baywatch Star Zac Efron Publicly Apologized To Leonardo DiCaprio After His ‘Just Do Heroin’ Joke Destroyed DiCaprio’s Reputation

Zac Efron Was Famous Even In The Most Remote Areas

When asked if the actor was able to remain anonymous throughout his trip, Efron had a story to support his answer which was both amusing and interesting at the same time. Although he was in a place that was off the grid, without access to any technology, he somehow realized that perhaps the actor was not as unknown to the people of Sepik River as he thought.

Zac Efron
Zac Efron was shocked to see people know him in remote tribe

“A couple of the guys came up to me with cell phones, these are the tribesmen guys. We FaceTimed their cousins and their wives and people that were living in other places all over the world.”

Zac Efron was surprised to see how even though he expected not to be known in such a place, his fame in High School Musical was not left unknown and had spread farther than he would have ever expected.

Also Read: ‘I stopped being Vegan’: Zac Efron, Who Plays a Wrestler in New Movie ‘The Iron Claw’ – Reveals Secret To Ultra Jacked Muscle God Physique


Source: Cheat Sheet

Adya Godboley

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English from K.R. Mangalam University. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.