Okay kids, no more slacking off. The first two High School Musicals were totally made-for-TV, but High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a real movie, in real theaters, on big screens and everything. That means stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale had to step up their game, according to the film's director Kenny Ortega.
"They'll say that I pushed them harder in what we laid out for them," Ortega told E! News this week. "They really raised the bar on themselves. I think it's the finest acting, definitely the best production and a great finale to the trilogy."
Ortega also spilled that he's tweaking the final print—but you'll have to chase him around the world to see the first screening.
"I'm just a few weeks away from being finished," he said, "I'm going to have the movie under my arm on [Sept.] 27th, traveling to Europe to show it for the first time."
You coming? Otherwise, Senior Year opens for the rest of us Oct. 24.