'High School Musical' star Zac Efron is prepared to abandon the fans who helped him find fame - so he can ditch his 'teen star' tag.
The 21-year-old's role in the Disney musical franchise helped Efron amass a huge teen following.
But the actor is desperate to take his career in a new direction, and recently bowed out of a movie remake of Kevin Bacon's 'Footloose' for dark drama 'The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud' - about a caretaker at a cemetery who has weekly meetings with the ghost of his deceased younger brother.
And Efron accepts his decision may cost him his fanbase.
The star said: "You're never going to please everybody. I'm growing up and that's a part of life, that's the way it is. So I know that."