Seth Rogen purposely gained weight to go shirtless next to Zac Efron

Seth Rogen

Here are some photos of Seth Rogen and Zac Efron at the Neighbors premiere. This film will probably do huge business because most of Seth’s films do well. Zac will coast along for the ride, and this movie will increase his post-Disney profile. Zac plays a fratboy who lives next door to Seth’s character, who is married with a brand new baby. Many of us have had a neighbor like Zac’s character. You know, that guy who throws loud parties and enjoys a front yard full of toilet-papered trees.

Seth has been doing a lot of interviews about this new movie. Zac pretended to have a role in the new Star Wars film until the official announcement proved differently (ouch). I dig Seth — he is a man of outspoken opinions and steadfast convictions — even though he has questionable judgment in friends. He’s nearly BFF with James Franco. Seth has also decided that Zac is a really great guy. Seth told People, “I was expecting to not like him very much when I first met him. The first time I met him I assumed he’d be a little f—er. He’s a sweet, nice guy … He was just so nice, cool and very self-aware and self-effacing and endearing, and all those things that make someone hard to hate.

And so we begin the whitewashing of Zac Efron. Zac flashed his abs at the MTV movie awards, and everyone forgot about that little Skid Row incident. That’s how things go in Hollywood. What is interesting is that Seth has been raving to Variety about how “really funny” Zac is and how “he actually exceeded our expectations. Seth also said he purposely gained more pounds for his Neighbors role. He wanted to the stress “the juxtaposition” between his dad role and Zac’s fratboy role. That admission on Seth’s part is refreshing, but does anyone else think Seth’s judgment of Zac’s talent may have been warped by smoking a few bowls with Zac? I feel bad even asking the question.

Here’s Seth’s newly released audition tape for Freaks and Geeks. He looks so young!

Zac Efron

Zac Efron

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. minime says:

    “Freaks and Geeks” was such a cool show and discovered a lot of talents (OK, also brought Franco to us, so that’s the down point)!! Need to re-watch it ASAP!

  2. Penny says:

    I’ve never heard anyone who’s worked with Zac say anything negative about him, and it’s not like he’s pulling Bieber or Lohan style shenanigans. He appears to be struggling with addiction, but that doesn’t mean he can’t also be everything Rogen says he is.

  3. maybeiamcrazy says:

    Neighbors is getting amazing reviews. And people who have seen it say that Zac is really good in it. I am excited for this movie.
    Seth’s wife is gorgeous.

  4. Kimmy says:

    I think this movie looks hilarious. It reminds me so much of college. Our frat houses were in neighborhoods just like that! I love Seth!!

    Also, I agree with the others. I’ve never heard any thing about Zac being unprofessional on set. Hope he gets better.

  5. ek says:

    I watched the Graham Norton show last week and zac was so awkward throughout and didn’t really try to contribute to the conversation, graham really tried to prompt him into telling some story that he must of said he would tell in the pre interview, but he was so awkward and mumbling. You would think he would of got by now you can’t just sit there and look pretty on these talk shows, you have to try and develop some sort of humour or personality, the mouse must of given him a lobotomy along with Britney. A two for one special.

  6. Etrain says:

    I’m sorry, but Zac’s pants look and fit just like a pair of stirrup leggings I sported in the third grade. Minus the Benetton rugby shirt, rag socks, and hair scrunchy. Yucky.

  7. Andrea says:

    I can’t wait for this movie! I love Zac and I wish him success! He is addicted to drugs that doesn’t make him a bad person! I like Seth even more for saying such nice things about his co-star. I hope this movie is HUGE this summer!