But if you're gonna pull your dick out, it'd better be for an Academy Award-winning movie.
Maybe this isn’t the boldest pronouncement he’s ever made. He went to rehab, emerged sober, and immediately owned up to his problems, telling came out, and the “Efronaissance” began: The former teen idol surprised nearly everyone in Hollywood by playing a lovably arrogant prick and showing formidable comedic chops.
“If the zombie apocalypse happened right now,” he says, “I’d definitely be able to defend myself.” Of course, Efron wasn't always recognized for being an obscenely fit man. At the height of his early fame, circa 2007, Zac Efron was the extremely handsome teen star of Disney’s smash-hit sequels, albums, and mall appearances, then retired into a life of wealthy obscurity. “The second we finished the first one,” he says, he began to tell people this wasn’t the life he had in mind. And I said, ‘Guys, you know this is not at all what I want to do? ’” After appearing in the 2007 musical , and poked fun at himself in several Funny Or Die sketches. He became a recurring character in the tabloids for a series of social shenanigans that culminated in early 2014, when he got into a fight with a homeless man under a downtown L. The R-rated comedy earned more than $260 million and became the highest-grossing live-action film of co-star Seth Rogen’s career; but the biggest surprise was probably that Efron stole the movie.
That shoot ran until 5 a.m., after which Efron spent some more time with his girlfriend, then caught a few hours of sleep before dragging himself out of bed to drive over to West Hollywood to talk about himself over brunch.
As soon as we finish, he’ll go straight to the airport and fly back to Savannah, landing around 1 a.m., and by 7 tomorrow morning, he’ll be on set again, alongside the Rock, rescuing people pretending to drown. It’s obvious he’s tired, and I half expect him to order a cheeseburger and a beer and prop up his feet.
—in which Efron played the leader of a perma-drunk fraternity moving next door to a young family—earned more than $270 million worldwide and introduced Efron as the sliest member of Seth Rogen's comedy family.
(The sequel, , just wrapped.) But the transition from teen dream dating Vanessa Hudgens to leading man dating everybody (Lily Collins, Michelle Rodriguez, and former girlfriend Sami Miró) is never easy. " He expected me to be the cockiest asshole in the world.
Instead, he digs into a small backpack and pulls out a plastic bottle, shakes it up, and sets it on the table.
Inside is a yellow-brown liquid with a foamy head, comprising ingredients typed onto a label by his on-set nutritionist: mango, coconut, and lemongrass with coconut water, virgin coconut oil, Epic protein, and almond milk.
I just wanted to shake your hand." And that was it. 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. It goes back to that Bruce Lee quote, "Be like water…If you pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
He just wanted to tell me that he appreciated the movie. It went right past me, and I put my hand out and I actually rode the shark for 10 or 15 seconds.
The furious online coverage of his pecs, lats, and delts expands daily, ranging from fawning and breathless (“This Woman Spraying Zac Efron’s Body Has Your Dream Job!