Troye Sivan Was "In Love" With Zac Efron After Auditioning For A Movie With Him As A Child, And 26 Other Things We Learned On Zoom With Him

    "I spend a lot of time laughing at really, really, really dumb stuff."

    1. What's the first thing you do in the morning?

    2. What's the last TV show you binge-watched?

    3. What’s your best fan story?

    4. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

    5. Who was the last celebrity to DM you on IG, and what was it about?

    6. Who have you been the most starstruck by?

    7. What’s one thing that you miss about early YouTube?

    8. What’s your TikTok For You Page typically look like?

    9. What's one thing you hope to accomplish with your next music project?

    10. What inspired “Angel Baby”?

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    "The first thing that grabbed me about it was the sonics of it. It felt so lush, schmaltzy, and huge, and that's something that I really love in music. That was the starting-off point for the inspiration. Ultimately, the song tells a story — you start off with this really broken person who's not sure that love exists anymore and then, like some cheesy rom-com, someone appears out of the blue on a rainy night. It just felt very camp, and I loved it."

    11. Is there a song that you wrote that makes you emotional every time you sing it?

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    "There's a few that I've written now, that aren't out yet, that I know are just gonna be absolute killers to sing live — just from having to bring up old stuff. I've only performed it live once, but 'Could Cry Just Thinkin About You' feels very different from any other song that I've made. I didn't make it in a studio or anything like that, my friend sent me that little guitar bit, and I wrote and recorded it at home. It feels on another level of real life — not about making something for anyone else other than myself. So that one is a tough one for me."

    12. Can you name one of your dream musical collaborators?

    13. You’ve been cast in HBO Max show The Idol — What drew you to the role after reading the script?

    14. What’s it been like working with The Weeknd so far?

    15. What’s a role people would be surprised to find out you auditioned for, but didn’t get?

    16. Who was your childhood celebrity crush?

    17. What does an ideal date with you look like?

    18. The Met Gala was back on last year after a year off — Can you share your favorite memory from attending?

    19. What was the audition process like for making Three Months?

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    "I actually already knew Jared, the director and writer, before — we had met at parties and stuff like that. So Jared was like, ‘Yeah, this is right for you’ — and I was the one who was like, ‘Should I audition? Are you sure?’

    I'm just now starting to accept, mentally in my head, that I want to be an actor. Before this, I've always felt like a musician who every now and then [has] some random acting thing that comes up and I just do it for fun. But Jared had a lot of faith in me that I really, really appreciate. He definitely pushed me, and I'm so happy that he did. 

    I was the nervous one who was like, 'I want to put something on tape, I want to audition. I want to prove to you, and also to myself, that I can do this. I opened Photobooth on my laptop — to be honest, I was already in Atlanta, about to start filming, so it was a bit late if I was going to be shit. But I did a scene and sent it to him, and I was like, 'Okay, like this is kind of where I see things going.' And he was really happy with it, so it was it all worked out!"

    20. What’s one thing on your acting bucket list?

    21. Three Months is your first movie in a hot minute — what inspired you to get back into acting?

    22. What was your favorite day on set?

    23. Did you have to actually eat all of the food in the mini-mart scene?

    24. What was the most challenging part of making the movie?

    25. Did playing Caleb bring back any memories of you as a teen?

    26. Are there any Easter Eggs or small details in Three Months that viewers might miss the first time round?


    27. The ending of Three Months is ambiguous — how did you approach it as an actor?

    "It becomes very, very clear that it's kind of irrelevant where Caleb ends up, because he's gonna be okay, no matter what. Even though, as a viewer, you're like, 'What? I really want to know!' — the movie does a great job of keeping that in check and reminding you that this is not a death sentence, with access to healthcare."

    Thanks for talking to us, Troye! Three Months is now available to stream on Paramount+.