Zac Efron Talks Going Full-frontal, Seth Rogen, Sobriety

FILE - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Zac Efron completed a stay in rehab five months ago. CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 24:  Actor Zac Efron attends the "The Paperboy" photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2012 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
FILE – SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Zac Efron completed a stay in rehab five months ago. CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 24: Actor Zac Efron attends the “The Paperboy” photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

In the June issue of ELLE, Zac Efron dishes on the first time he met Seth Rogen, whether or not he would go full-frontal for a film, how sobriety has changed his life and more.

Check out the highlights below:

The first time you met Seth Rogen you thought he was making fun of you. Why?
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.

Variety joked that you have a “one shirtless-scene-per-movie quota.” All kidding aside, contracts for actresses notoriously stipulate how much skin they’ll show. What are yours like?
I mean, I guess there’s a similar thing. [Laughs] Let’s just say I’m not opposed to any thing. But if you’re gonna pull your dick out, it’d better be for an Academy Award–winning movie.

Tell me about a time you realized your parents were human.
My parents love me in very different ways. But they checked every box. My dad always taught me to be driven. I was always the shortest kid at school. Always the worst kid on the team. I’d come home after practice and my dad would build a basketball hoop. Then we’d go out and shoot 100 free throws. Pretty soon every time I got fouled I would make my free throws.

How has being sober changed your life?
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.

Via Elle

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *