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Zac Efron: 'Men's Health' Feature!

Zac Efron: 'Men's Health' Feature!

Zac Efron is rugged as can be on a rope course in this picture from Men’s Health magazine’s May 2012 issue.

Here’s what the 24-year-old The Lucky One actor, who is also the mag’s cover guy, had to share:

On his work ethic: “I could pick up almost anything. If you put it in front of me, I could always find a way to tackle it. I was never a natural at anything, but I could always outwork everybody.”

On choosing roles: “Look, I was just a musical-theater guy. I would have been happy to do that for the rest of my life. But there’s something about me that’s always searching for the more challenging route, and the actors that I really admire are always picking things out of their comfort zones, trying to stretch to see where they can go. It just seems like the road less traveled.”

On transforming his body to Marine-like status for The Lucky One: “By the end of the movie I didn’t recognize myself. You hear about guys like Christian Bale who dive into it and are really able to transform. I’ve always wondered if I had the willpower to actually do it. And I’ll always have pride around the sense that I can.”

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Credit: Men's Health
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  • Jean Paul

    I watch this kid in interviews and I have to say, he has about 3/4 different personalities. I swear!

  • Jean Paul

    Thumbs down all you want but I it’s clear he has some sort of personality disorder. It’s literally like watching up to 5 diff. people sometimes.

  • lauren

    @jean paul
    what are you even talking about?

  • freed

    Was he 12 when he shot these. Looks like a little kid climbing monkey bars. His PR machine just doesn’t get it. LOL

  • lauren

    he seems like a good person.

  • just me

    Jared why you want to make this a big than what it is? You know Rachel did for publicity stunt and nothing else. Her show is about get canceled and she had to do something. Just making a fool out of herself. Her people had that done. Using Hayden for her show
    She could not get another to do it for her. Also they had done this before . A bad way to get notice her work. Don’t she realized you can’t keep using people that way? There are other that don’t have to that. Why post this anyway? Hayden work is more important than her. She a nobody
    And aways will be with Hayden or not


  • lauren

    @just me
    i think your in the wrong post.

  • D

    @Just Me Tell Hayden That Hunter is in Los Angeles now

  • Roxy

    @just me: WTF are you ranting on about…maybe you’re on the wrong thread….geezeluweeze. Anyways, I loved him in 17 again, that’s the only movie I’ve seen with him, also never read or seen an interview he did. He’s a cute guy, just not my cup of tea. I think sometimes its difficult for Disney stars to make that transition into serious leading roles.

  • other one

    gay gay gay gay gay

  • kami

    he looks so young there. like a little kid with muscles.

  • kami

    @Jean Paul:

    i noticed that too. it’s hard to watch his interviews. i kinda want to jump in there and help him out with what to say. or point out he said something totally opposite last month of what he just said. maybe it’s nerves.

  • amber

    These pathetic haters are getting more and more desperate everyday. How do you even know his personality from this interview where all he’s talking about is his traning for The Lucky One.

  • Sincere girl

    Sweaty, dirty and hot…

    Unhook bras is easy Zac, I wanna see you ripping my clothes, pulling me by the hair, holding me against the wall, making my ass burns with your strong slaps…

  • milena

    @Jean Paul: I have nothing against zac, but I agree with your opinion, every interview he changes personality!

  • Sincere girl

    I would have group sex with all his personalities

  • amelia25

    Beautiful Zac!

  • Zac Biggest Hater

    I sincerely have nothing against Zac, I just wish he has cancer and die slowly and painfully

  • savannah

    Very nice!

  • milena

    @Zac Biggest Hater: no fun! o_O

  • Bunnylover

    @Zac Biggest Hater: You evil, child! You do know that in some countries you could go to prison for trolling now? Karma will get you. I feel sorry for you, you obviously have no friends or nothing better to do than this.

  • R U sure

    @Zacs biggest hater. My Mama died that way last year , I lost friends to that monster. The painful memories that you just brought back have me in tears. I pray GOD that he forgives you for saying anything like that. I also pray that Karma doesn’t turn around and bite you in the butt. I ask anybody else out there who was as offended or hurt as I was over this statment to try to forgive him. He is just a hateful ignorant a– seeking attention. Iam also suer Zac would be the first to say ,”I’m sorry you feel that way and I forgive you”. I say what can you expect from a pig , but a grunt.

  • Scuttlebooty

    He’s trying to hard to be the next Leo…it’s not working for me.

  • mattie

    @Zac Biggest Hater: @Zac Biggest Hater: Do you even know how painful cancer is? My dad died of lung almost 5 years ago and seeing him in that pain was awful and I wish I could take it for him, because I hate seening him like that. Your comment is so digusting and hateful, that I not going to hope anything on you because you not worth it. So think before you post something else jerk.

  • mattie

    Sorry lung cancer.

  • Revenge-Is-Sweet

    @Zac Biggest Hater: Do you want to be cured with your own medicine? How about other people and me wish you something like that, would you like it? I think it wouldn’t be hard to find such people. How pathetic are you? But I’ll tell you something. People who wish others such stuff usually get it first. So stop such crap. Go to hospital where are nothing but cancer patients and look at them, including 2 or 3 year old kids who have such a terrible disease.

  • Derpina


    Your article is stupid, and I’m tired of this “being the new Di Caprio” thing, I don’t get what’s the big deal about Leo, come on, he is a good actor, but why this desperate desire to exist a “new him”? Why he is so special?

    There’s a lot of fantastic actors with similar trajectory that don’t have all this recognition, Ryan Gosling for an example, starts with Disney, made some obscure things on TV, small roles, made some formulaic films (yes, a Nicholas Sparks adaptation), and began to really shine in indie films, now we can surely says he get the role he wants.

    Justin Timberlake, his talent can be controversial, maybe he don’t had a perfect start in his acting career, but now he is working with people like David Fincher and the Coen brothers.

    Zac is unable to get the role he wants, stop require it from him, he is working hard trying and gives 100% of himself, maybe he’ll succeed, maybe he’ll fail, who knows? This immediate success doesn’t happens in any career.

  • kami

    zac needs to not mention the names of any actor he aspires to be like. that way ppl will stop making the stupid zac/leo implausible comparisons. all zac needs to say when they ask him that question is “i don’t want to be like anyone else. i just want to be a good actor.”

  • Jean Paul

    @Zac Biggest Hater:

    How dare you put that kind of negative energy into the universe! To wish something that evil on someone, regardless of what you think of them, is just horrible.

    My comment was just fleeting and based on observation but you are a lil b* tch!

  • hey there!

    Well I think it’s time to give up the ghost and stop following Zac.

    I am fed up with all the negativity towards him, and the way the media talk about him. So far since promoting The Lorex and TLO he dropped a condom on the red carpet (which I know he didn’t mean it), then the butt naked pics in his hotel room and the bra unclasping thing. I do still like Zac but no matter what he does JJ and the rest of the media are always gunning for him.

    Not to mension the stupid Haters especially the Vanessa fans. I know you will be happy to know I won’t be on her threads anymore either. It’s just not worth my time and energy anymore.

    So Zac I hope your future is a happy and successful one. Goodbye to his fans too.

  • milla

    @Sincere girl: You should really go to a doctor… ;)


    @Jean Paul: Very creative people tend to have prismatic personalities that demonstrate or show different facets at different times. For this reason post-modern intellectuals assert that there is no core personality, but there are “many personalities”. I disagree with post-modernists. however, because I’m an elitist prig who believes the masses are dull and boring, lacking the imagination to put themselves in other people’s shoes, to imagine what it might be like to be an 8 year old boy or as 60 year old woman.

    Quite simply, YOU lack imagination.

    “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” – Oscar Wilde

    “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function”. F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • True Story

    Why does his face look photoshopped in the rope pic?
    Oh, right, because Men’s Health has the worst photoshop people working for them in the business. It’s so bad when Andy Roddick was on the cover he even came out and said “I didn’t recognize myself”. They stretch everyone’s muscles so much it’s ridiculous. And yes, he’s gay. But it’s not a big secret, just like Anderson Cooper. Watch him on Punk’d last night, his voice is very very gay. Still hot though.

  • kami

    i think the “real zac” (as opposed to the zac we see in promotion mode) is a very nice, down to earth guy. i think he should steer away from girls in the entertainment business–those wanting to latch onto him to get attention, including ashley tisdale. the best thing that could ever happen to him would be to find a girl not in the business who appreciates the real zac and accepts him for who he is.

  • R U sure

    @Kami Amen to eveything you just said

  • ummmm

    This guy is seriously douche bag!!!!!!
    Seriously Zac…. The Road less travelled!
    No respect for all actors who travelled that road before his young douche bag self.
    What about….. Ralph Fiennes, Brad Pitt, Steve Buscemi, Giovanni Ribisi, Casey Affleck, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Nic Cage, Robert Redford, Joseph gordon Levitt ETC!!!!
    Doesn’t seem like the road less travelled now does it!

  • lauren

    can someone explain why some of you think zac is a ”douche” you guys dont know nothing about him or his life,

  • kyle

    If you don’t like his poses, blame the photographer, not Zac. Looking good, Zac.

  • fat fat fat fat

    it’s funny how someone like this guy who is mean to people in the streets and has everything done for him by other people with real talents to make him appear cool and interesting , and he looks/thinks/acts/poses like he is a tuff guy… funniest sheets i ever heard/seen LOL

  • cutie

    he always looking good!!!

  • Rachel

    He looks good.
    There are a lot of freaks on JJ, who write crap all the time. Its sad.

  • oprah

    allow all the haters…….your looking FIT as usual <3