When we caught up with the Newsroom actress at HBO's 2013 Emmys party last night, she praised Efron for checking himself into rehab.
"In my opinion, Zac Efron is a total hero," Harden said. "Him seeking help encourages other people with addictive issues to seek help. It's brave of him."
"I think only a coward lives in denial, and he is not a coward," she said. "He's a hardworking go-getter and I love him."