Why Zac Efron Calls Shirtless Scenes With Seth Rogen 'Troubling' (Video)

9:00 AM PST 04/30/2014 by Aaron Couch

The "Neighbors" stars ditched their tops and stood outside a real Abercrombie & Fitch, but they were unable to convince any passersby to enter.

What's the secret to crafting the perfect Zac Efron magazine cover? Setting the mood by discussing his shirtless scenes with Seth Rogen is a start.

The actor, who appears on the cover of the May 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, lounged about on stylish couches and chatted amiably about a Neighbors scene featuring plenty of skin from him and Rogen.

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"I think if I tried to give Seth a pointer on a shirtless scene, he would probably punch me in the face," Efron said in between shots.

At one point in the film, the onscreen foes end up shirtless outside an Abercrombie & Fitch, with real shoppers walking by. Director Nicholas Stoller urged Efron and Rogen to entice customers inside, but to their embarrassment no one obliged.

"We couldn't get a single person to come into Abercrombie & Fitch, which was troubling," Efron told THR.

Read Efron's THR cover story here, and see exclusive photos from his shoot here.

Efron was photographed March 31 by Ruven Afanador at No Vacancy in Los Angeles. Watch the video above for more, including the THR cover star doing his best impersonation of Matthew McConaughey's Oscar acceptance speech.

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