Zac Efron Isn't Against Showing More Than His Six-Pack Onscreen

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Zac Efron

But only if it's "for an Academy Award–winning movie."

Zac Efron may have a reputation as a six-packed party bro, but as he revealed in the June 2016 issue of ELLE (with Bella Hadid on the cover), some of that has changed in a big way. Of course, the actor, who currently stars in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and has been filming a Baywatch reboot for 2017 still has a sculpted body as hard as a rock, but he’s now sober.

He claims that sobriety has given him structure, leading to "a balance of opposites. There was a moment when my morning routine was, like, 'Get up and Google yourself,' " he tells the magazine. But when he stopped the drinking and drugs three years ago, that "stopped, dramatically and instantly."


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When asked what will happen in his career when his body goes, he gives Matthew McConaughey as an example of someone who has maintained his physique. "We know so much more than we used to about [the effects of] being sedentary. I’m driven. I want to attack life. I want to do a triathlon."

Efron, who is notoriously shirtless in many-a role, is also not against flashing more than just his six-pack in a movie. "Let’s just say I’m not opposed to anything," he teases. "But if you’re gonna pull your d—k out, it’d better be for an Academy Award–winning movie." Well now that's out in the universe.