Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer obviously incredible mentors. Chris as well taught me so much about the business and about life.
Queen Latifah was like the older sister I always wanted.
Tracy didn't see color or race and in today's times, I don't think Tracy would see sexual orientation or anything like that.
She saw people for the good in them and for their heart and I think as a nation we need to take a step back and really ask ourselves, 'is this what we want for our future generation?
And the movie star thing just faded into the background as I got to know this amazing, wonderful, incredible human being.
I have to say to this day, he is still a third parent to me.
“So every moment, even if they’re just touching, is really, really, incredibly special.
Below, Blonsky shares her fondest memories from the film, including meeting John Travolta for the very first time, and explains why she believes the message of Hairspray is one that still resonates today. I had seen it on Broadway as a birthday gift and I remember sitting in the theater with my mom and the minute "Good Morning Baltimore" began I started poking my mom's arm, and I looked at her and I said, "I can do that, that's me, I can do that." And she looked at me and said, "I was thinking the same thing but I didn't want to speak because you always tell me not to speak in the theater!There's so much tragedy going on and so much unnecessary hatred and unnecessary, horrible things being done.I think that even though it's a musical, with that strong message behind it, it's also a movie about acceptance and loving yourself and loving everybody for who they are. Barnum’s world as he sets out to create the greatest circus ever made.When you’re into a character, the whole time, they’re not allowed to as much as touch, talk, speak, have a moment between each other,” she said. We try to take ourselves out of it and become these two characters, and that’s their moment.” Efron, 30, added, “This might be my favorite kiss, I think ever.” He continued, “Just because at this point for these characters, it’s so built up, the tension between them is so strong, and literally, just a glance between them is electric.” “And when they finally have the courage in that moment to finally connect and get that kiss, it’s that epic musical moment,” he said.She became one of my best friends and we are still just like two giddy high school kids when we see each other.