“I look up to her so much,” a blushing Efron responded after watching the clip while talking to ET's Keltie Knight on Thursday. “She was like something out of Sports Illustrated every time I saw her. I really love her.”
“So, thank you, Lori. That was very sweet,” he added. ”I'm going to have to send you a message after this.”
Loughin, who is currently starring on Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart and Netflix’s Fuller House, isn't the only co-star who has left their mark on Efron.
During a fun “co-star smell quiz,” the upcoming star of The Beach Bum hilariously described the scent of some of his most well-known co-workers.