OnlyOnAOL: Adam Devine on what it's really like playing Zac Efron's brother
By: Donna Freydkin
He and Zac Efron have the ultimate bromance in "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," playing -- you guessed it -- two brothers who find ladies (Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza) to accompany them to their sister's nuptials. (Watch our interview with Aubrey Plaza above).
Adam Devine, the unruly Mike to Efron's more cerebral Dave, says the love he felt for Efron is the real deal.
"He makes the rest of us look like trolls. He truly is the total package. You want him to be a monster. He's too good-looking. But he's nicest guy," says Devine. "He's the type of guy who can try out for the NBA one day after picking up a basketball. It was pretty comical me playing his brother. I did the best I could."
His movie aside, Devine has partnered with Best Buy as part of the brand's "How to College with Adam" back-to-school campaign, helping out freshman students.
"I go into every Best Buy. I wander in. I play with everything. I talk to the guys in the blue shirts. When they asked me to do this campaign, I was like 'That's awesome. It's perfect.' That first year of college, you don't know what you're doing. You have no idea what you're about to experience. Best Buy makes it easier," says Devine.
His own higher education experience at Orange Coast College, says Devine, "was awesome."
It actually served as the genesis of his Comedy Central show. "You go and you meet brand-new people. I met the cast of what would become 'Workaholics' the first day, day one of improv class. Five years later, we created 'Workaholics' together. High school is great but in college you meet people who want to do the same things you want to do," says Devine.