The two stars met at a basketball recreation and DiCaprio invited Efron to his home for pancakes the next morning.
In a brand new interview for net sequence Hot Ones, Zac reveals he turned up with “a billion questions” and a pack of paparazzi on his tail.
“It was awesome,” Efron says. “I had a billion questions for him at that point. Definitely dealing with too much paparazzi presence in my life. And sitting next to Leo I was just like, ‘Dude, how have you handled this for so long?’ And he was like, ‘Frankly, you’re getting it a little bit different’.
“He was like, ‘Yeah, there’s by no means this many automobiles (of paparazzi) right here… That’s insane dude’. And I noticed in his eyes somewhat little bit of the sensation that I persistently was having on a regular basis, which was simply stress and nervousness. And he was like, ‘Don’t fear about it, man. You’re good’.”
The young star, who was still reeling from the success of High School Musical, admits Leo’s words meant a lot to him.
“I actually admire that he took that point,” he adds. “He made me be ok with it, helped me somewhat bit. That’s the largest hand you’ll be able to lengthen when you’re in Hollywood, looking for someone youthful.
“So rock on, Leo. Thank you, buddy.”