Zac Efron on movie nudity: ‘Let’s just say I’m not opposed to anything’

Zac Efron Shirtless On The Set Of 'Baywatch'
Zac Efron, a pretty man who has made some okay movies, is currently on the promotional trail for Neighbors 2, which co-stars Seth Rogen. Zac’s been a busy actor, also working on the (completely unnecessary) reboot of Baywatch. But, hey, if nothing else, the flick gave us some laughs when Zac faceplanted while recreating the famous Baywatch slo-mo run along the beach. The 28-year-old actor recently spoke with ELLE about graduating from High School Musical to more adult roles and living life sober.

On his first meeting with Seth Rogen: I was at a party. I was maybe 20. At the time, even a teenager’s opinion of me was pretty low. I wouldn’t say I was a fan of my work, you know? [Laughs] I went up and shook Seth’s hand. I was like, “You probably don’t know who I am. Or you hate me.” And he’s like, “Oh man. You’re gonna end up being a nice guy, aren’t you?” He expected me to be the cockiest asshole in the world.

On film nudity: Let’s just say I’m not opposed to anything. But if you’re gonna pull your d–k out, it’d better be for an Academy Award-winning movie.

On sobriety: What I found is structure. That led me to a balance of opposites: You get out of life what you put in. There was a moment when my morning routine was, like, Get up and Google yourself. But that stopped, dramatically and instantly, probably three years ago. I realized that viewing yourself through other people’s pictures is not living your own life. I wasn’t really being myself. A lot of my hobbies had gone out the window. I couldn’t skateboard or surf for fear of being followed. Crossing the line of fear is what leads to greatness.

On facing his fears: I was in Hawaii recently, and I went shark diving with some researchers. I came face to face with a shark. I could either turn and try to beat the shark to the boat, or I could look it in the eyes and let it know I’m present and I’m not afraid. It went right past me, and I put my hand out and I actually rode the shark for 10 or 15 seconds.

After that it came back and it swam under my legs and I just kind of touched it from the nose all the way to the tail. The researchers said that’s a sign of respect. It goes back to that Bruce Lee quote, “Be like water…If you pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.”

[From ELLE]

I can’t really see anyone not getting along with Seth Rogen, he seems like an affable stoner kind of guy. Zac posted a picture with Seth during a recent appearance on TODAY, joking, “@sethrogen wanted a cozy place with a white picket fence- found the fence part on the @todayshow #feellikeapuppy #neighbors2.” At least they look like they’re having fun, right?

And, as far as his views on nudity go, judging from his body of work and his questionable film choices, I don’t think we’re going to see Zac’s “Wildcat” on screen anytime soon.

Zac Efron Shirtless On The Set Of 'Baywatch'

Zac Efron shows off his ripped body as he gets shirtless for 'Baywatch' in Miami

Zac Efron shows off his ripped body as he gets shirtless for 'Baywatch' in Miami

Photo credit: Fame Flynet, Pacific Coast News

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  1. tacos and tv says:

    Geezus, he’s in great shape!!! What the what?! Now I get that line from Crazy Stupid Love… It’s like he’s photoshopped!

  2. CidySmiley says:

    His upper body is like.. too muscular. It stopped being appealing like 6 push ups ago lol. He needs a leaner look for his build.

  3. NewWester says:

    Okay, someone tell me Zach did not get help from “Dr. Roid” to get those abs? It just looks too perfect. Or is there such a thing as ab implants?

    • Spugzbunny says:

      I think there is some added contouring at play there for the cameras. To be fair though he is a damn good looking man. I would climb that like a tree

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I thought his line about “get up, Google yourself,” was funny. He seems nice. Too muscly and veiny for me, but handsome.

  5. Naya says:

    He is pocket sized with over sized muscles, no neck and a big head. He should keep his clothes on if he really wants that oscar.

  6. Sixer says:

    I have no like or dislike for him whatsoever and don’t think I’ve ever watched anything he’s been in. He seems nice, if anodyne. But how anyone could think he is pretty is beyond me. He looks like a plastic doll.

  7. Wha? says:

    Too muscular and something unappealing has happened to his face. It looks like hard drug use like meth or coke. Or it could be roids or overtraining/cutting. Either way, no thanks. Ick

    • Rhiley says:

      Totally agree. Don’t buy his sobriety talk because the blocky head, pointed jaw and big fat muscles are signs of steroids. I am no doctor, but I don’t think there is any way he would have gotten those type of muscles naturally. His natural body type is lean not bulky. He is WAY TOO Bulky. And he sounds like Tom Freaking Cruise. Barf.

    • Jenna says:

      I hate saying it, but yeah, I agree. He has that almost “too-cut” look of somebody like Richard Grieco in the 90s. And remember, this was a guy who was caught crawling skid row in his car like three years ago, something which Hollywood has so swiftly shoved under the carpet.

  8. Annika says:

    He’s so weird

  9. Leah says:

    He used to be very pretty before he started with the extreme focus on building muscle, its not working for his face.

  10. HeyThere! says:

    I laugh when I see guys like him at the gym in shorts. Don’t forget leg day my friends! He doesn’t seem to workout his lower body at all?!

  11. TreadStyle says:

    I’m opposed to seeing it!