Zac & Vanessa: Dancing Together, Walking Apart

By: Betsy Waldman / February 22, 2009

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!