Zac & Vanessa: Dancing Together, Walking Apart

Betsy Waldman | February 22, 2009 - 4:07 pm

Nice to know that Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens aren’t too codependent.

While the couple has been rehearsing all week long with Oscar host Hugh Jackman for an over-the-top opening number, they opted to do red carpet interviews separately.

Hudgens simply shrugged when E!’s Ryan Seacrest asked them if the solo walking was a strategy, while Zac remained mum.

High School Musical’s Hudgens was more than happy to expand on her Academy Awards gown, a custom Marchesa.

“I love her, she’s the best,” Hudgens said of Marchesa design director (and Mrs. Harvey Weinstein) Georgina Chapman.

“[The dress] was short, and she made it long. I feel like a young Audrey Hepburn,” she said.

Zoom the dress!