Zac Efron Will Be Back for 'Hairspray 2', Co-Star Hopes

Wed, 09 December 2009 03:35:56 ET

Zac Efron Will Be Back for 'Hairspray 2', Co-Star Hopes
Asked whether the 'High School Musical' hunk will return as Link Larkin in 'Hairspray 2: White Lipstick', Nikki Blonsky gushes, 'He is the only Link in my heart.'
may be dropping out of "" to avoid stereotype-casting, but his "" co-star, Nikki Blonsky, is crossing fingers that he will be back for "". Asked by PopEater whether Efron will return as Link Larkin, the 21-year-old responded, "Where would Tracy be without Link?"

The Tracy Turnblad depicter went on to say that she hopes he will do another Link portrayal, before adding, "He is the only Link in my heart." Pressed further on the romance between Tracy and Link in the sequel, she admitted that she has no idea, but added, "I can only imagine they would still be together. Tracy and Link are the 'Hairspray' couple."

Long before "Hairspray 2" got its working title, director Adam Shankman has mentioned that Zac Efron's Link will be bringing out his inner Austin Powers. To Entertainment Weekly, the filmmaker behind "" elaborated that the heartthrob character will "become steeped in the British Invasion".

Zac Efron made his big break when landing the role of Troy Bolton in Disney's original movie "High School Musical". Last reprising his Troy part in "", the 22-year-old branched out to other movie genres. His feature credits include "" and "".

In late 2008, he was attached to the "Footloose" remake project and set to take on the role once made famous by . Months following, report came in that the boyfriend of actress has pulled out of the project to break away from typecasting. It was reported at the time that he told Paramount Pictures he did not want to do another musical at this point in his career.

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