Red Carpet Confidential: The Surprising Reason Why Abigail Breslin Is Excited To Turn 18

Abigail Breslin

Jan. 10 2014, Published 5:24 p.m. ET

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Despite her racy photo shoot and body-hugging attire, August: Osage County star Abigail Breslin hasn’t strayed too far from the precocious child who became a household name at age 10 thanks to her role in the Oscar-winning comedic drama Little Miss Sunshine.

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Of course, she can’t wait to turn 18 this April, but not for the reasons one might expect.

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“I’m excited to turn 18,” the star, who is working on an album, tells me during the Imposter Faux Fur event NYC Loves Animals at Henri Bendel.

“Then, I can be like ‘I’m 18.’ I feel like it’s exciting because whenever I see those infomercials and it says ‘must be 18 or older to call,’ then I want to call every single infomercial I see and be like ‘yes, I’m 18.’

What’s the most rebellious thing about her?

“I don’t do anything rebellious,” says Abigail, whose mom is across the crowded room. “Sometimes I get a grande hot chocolate at Starbucks instead of a tall. That’s when I’m in the mood to be crazy! I have a lot of ear piercings. Maybe that’s really rebellious?”

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Though she won’t discuss her dating escapades, she reveals her celebrity crush is unchanged after all these years.

Red Carpet Confidential

“It’s been Zac Efron since I was, like, 14,” she says. “Actually, maybe 10. I cried when I met him. It was super embarrassing, but he was super nice.”

Here’s my pic with Abigail at the event:


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Catch Abigail in August: Osage County, which opens nationwide today. Do you think she is that innocent? What would you do if you met your celebrity crush? Tweet us @OKMagazine.


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