Acting in Hairspray was also a dream come true for Zac Efron—who starred in the Disney Channel hit movie High School Musical—and Elijah Kelley. Zac says it was amazing to work on Hairspray. "Look at the cast. That's it right there," he says. "I can't believe I was lucky enough to be a part of this film."
Elijah says his parents both quit their jobs in LaGrange, Georgia, so he could move to California to follow his dream of acting. "My dad was like, 'You've got to get a job.' And my mom was like, 'No, we're going to support him,'" he says. "They came together collectively, and a few weeks later we were on a plane with nothing but clothes and faith, out to L.A. to pursue my dream."