Garrett Clayton is tired of being compared to Zac Efron! The Teen Beach 2 actor recently chatted with Flaunt magazine about the constant comparison, and explained why he’s nothing like the High School Musical star. For him, it all boils down to the different types of roles they have.

“People compare us so much. I think everyone expects me to want to be like him. [Zac] was more of the romantic leading man,” Garrett said. “Whereas I’m kind of like the funny best friend a lot of the time. I just want to be able to be a character actor.”

It definitely seems like Garrett wants the world to know that he’s not going to follow in Zac’s footsteps. However, we think he needs to give himself more credit. He may not have been the lead in TB2 but he totally stole the show! Without him, the movie wouldn’t have been nearly as funny. And don’t even get us started on his “worry scene” with Ross Lynch – we tear up every time we see it!

While we totally understand how exhausting that Zac comparison must get, Garrett totally has the ability to follow the HSM actor’s career trajectory and bop to the top (pun intended).