On the day that Zac Efron's No. 1 movie 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' opened in theaters, the 24-year-old was busy celebrating in a special way. The actor took time out of his day to read 'The Lorax' to kids in New York.
According to the The Press Association, 300 students congregated at the New York Public Library for the event, which was held on Read Across America Day on March 2. Zac read from the popular Dr. Seuss tale that has since been adapted into an animated film in which he voices the character Ted.
"As a kid, I remember thinking, 'What would it be like to go on this big adventure and learn what the Once-ler knows?'" Zac said. "Now here I am, two decades later, voicing Ted in 'Dr Seuss' The Lorax.'"
He continued, "It's an honor to not only be a part of this movie, but to work with the National Education Association's Read Across America to inspire the love of reading in millions of kids."
Zac recently took part in a PSA for Read Across America Day with his 'Lorax' co-stars, Taylor Swift, Danny Devito, Ed Helms and Betty White. 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' opened at No. 1 at the box office, raking in $70.7 million this past weekend. Way to go, Zac!