WATCH: Zac Efron Recalls Crying With Michael Jackson

Zac Efron never met Michael Jackson but the two of them shared a good cry.

Efron recently recalled a telephone conversation he had with the King of Pop nearly a decade ago.

“I just started crying. I was a mess,” the actor, now 30, said during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.

“I professed how much I love him … that made him cry. Now we’re both crying to each other on the phone.”

Efron was dining in Paris with his High School Musical director Kenny Ortega when Ortega got a call from Jackson. He passed the phone to Efron.

“He goes, ‘Oh, this is Zac from High School Musical?’ He was like, ‘I love what you do. I'm a huge fan.’ And I lost it. I lost my balance. I think I fell over into the wall.”

Efron said he told Jackson that he was his hero and inspiration.

“He ended the whole conversation with something along the lines of, 'Hey Zac, isn't it awesome? Dreams really do come true, don't they?’”

Watch Efron share the whole story below: