Zac Efron is currently promoting his latest movie, The Greatest Showman, which sees the actor return to his familiar territory of the musical (C’mon, don’t even try to pretend you didn’t love High School Musical).

With that in mind, Efron was recently asked by Yahoo UK about his recent and questionable movie choices, including Bad Neighbours 2, Baywatch and (*shudders*) Dirty Grandpa, the latter of which has our honour of the Worst Movie of 2016 (our 2017 picks are on the way!).

When his interviewer was going through his recent credits, Efron interjected to defend himself saying it was for “income”, although co-star Zendaya was quick to stick up for the movies, saying they were “funny.” “Funny income,” Efron allowed continuing, “I’m still going to deal with that for the rest of my life.”

Asked if he’d like to do more roles like that in The Greatest Showman or the upcoming biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, in which he’ll play Ted Bundy, the actor answered: “I think that’s the endless search. I’ll always be on that search, for the next, to try something new and try something different but there is something really intriguing about the next part, as with this one, I was very excited to get back into musicals.

“I never dreamed there would be an original one with all brand new music, with a cast like this, and a director like Michael Gracey, to be a caveat to sing and dance again. It just was a dream come true.”

Our review for The Greatest Showman will be on site in the next couple of days.