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Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron

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Zac Efron is one lucky guy.

Not only does he get superclose to Michelle Pfeiffer in the about-to-be released New Year's Eve, but it sounds like the 24-year-old former High School Musical star gets even closer to Nicole Kidman in Precious director Lee Daniels' upcoming thriller, The Paperboy.

"It's high-class problems," Efron quipped when I asked him at the New Year's premiere what it was like to go from Pfeiffer to Kidman.

Of locking lips with Pfeiffer, he smiled, "I'll just say I am very happy. It was a lot of takes."

Efron kept it tight-lipped when it came to Paperboy details, but did say that his and Kidman's characters' relationship "is very complicated."

So, could there be a steamy scene or two?

"It's fun," Efron teased. "We get to really have some fun."

Meanwhile, Wizards of Waverly Place star Jake T. Austin said his friends now think he's best buddies with Efron because they both appear in New Year's Eve.

"They think like we'll be hitting strip clubs or something," Austin said. "It's nothing like that. Yeah, I can say I was in the same movie as all these people, but at the end of the day, it's not like I'm going home with Sofia Vergara."