While rumors have been swirling that Disney star Zac Efron had been approached to replace Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway play Equus, the High School Musical star says that’s simply untrue.

 

"No," he said when asked by reporters at a High School Musical 3: Senior Year press conference on Sunday. "I think it’s a great role but I was not approached."

 

The original report by The Sun on Friday said that Zac had dropped a few juicy hints about taking over the part of Alan Strang in the play about a boy’s love for a horse.

 

"You know that Daniel Radcliffe role on Broadway, well it’s been mentioned," the paper quoted him as saying.

 

Although he won’t be stripping down on stage any time soon, Zac does think he needs to branch out to different genres in his career.

 

"I think it’s important to always diversify, change it up and play different characters," he says. "I think doing musicals all the time would get stale."

 

Zac recently finished filming Me and Orson Welles, and fans are already hopeful that he’ll sign on to play Kevin Bacon‘s character, Ren McCormack, in a remake of 1984’s Footloose.

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