Whereas accepting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Dec. 11, the High School Musical alum paid tribute to his former 17 Once more costar, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home in October at age 54.
After thanking mates Miles Teller and Jeremy Allen White, “I actually additionally need to point out somebody that is not right here right now,” Efron stated, “and that is Matthew Perry, who was so type and beneficiant with me after we labored on 17 Once more.”
For Efron—who starred because the youthful model of Perry’s character Mike O’Donnell in the 2009 film—collaborating with the Pals star and director Burr Steers will all the time be a profession spotlight.
“It actually did propel me and encourage me in so some ways,” the 36-year-old shared. “It actually pushed me into the following chapter of my profession. And for that, thanks a lot Matthew, excited about you lots right now.”