In a 2017 interview with Men’s Health Magazine, Zac Efron, the 34-year-old actor said that he is no longer concerned with maintaining the physique he had for the “Baywatch” filming in 2017.”
That ‘Baywatch’ look, I don`t know if that`s really attainable. There`s just too little water in the skin,” he told the outlet.
“Like, it`s fake, it looks CGI`d. And that required Lasix, powerful diuretics, to achieve. So, I don`t need to do that. I much prefer to have an extra, you know, two to three percent body fat.”
Zac Efron admitted to Men’s Health that he felt “severe sadness” and was fatigued while putting himself through the rigorous training required for “Baywatch.”
The actor thought he was prepared to modify his approach to exercise after the 2020 pandemic.”I started to develop insomnia,” he added in the magazine’s October 2022 cover story.
“I fell into a pretty bad depression for a long time. Something about that experience burned me out. I had a really hard time recentering. Ultimately, they chalked it up to taking way too many diuretics for way too long, and it messed something up.”
The “High School Musical” performer made considerable dietary and sleeping changes. Zac Efron has reportedly become a vegan for around two years, according to his Netflix show “Down to Earth,” which he co-hosts with fitness instructor Darin Olien.
Efron took a hiatus from performing and relocated to Australia during the pandemic. “At one point, that was a dream of mine — what it would be like to not have to be in shape all the time,” he said.
“What if I just say, `F–k it,` and let myself go? So, I tried it, and I was successful. And for all the reasons I thought it would be incredible, I was just miserable. My body would not feel healthy. I just didn`t feel alive. I felt bogged down and slow.”
Zac Efron also addressed “Jaw-gate,” the incident in 2021 where it was claimed he underwent facial plastic surgery, according to Fox News. He broke his jaw, which led to it. He slipped rushing through his house in socks and hit it on a stone fountain.
Zac worked with a specialist and did physical therapy, but he explained that as his jaw healed, “the masseters just grew. They just got really, really big.”
The facial muscles and the masseter muscles, which are utilized to tighten the jaw, frequently work together. Efron told the source that he makes an effort to limit the amount of time he spends on social media, so he wasn’t aware of the rumors about plastic surgery until his mother called.
“If I valued what other people thought of me to the extent that they may think I do,” he said, “I definitely wouldn`t be able to do this work.”
Efron’s most recent movie, The Greatest Beer Run Ever, will be shown in theatres on September 30 and streamed on Apple TV+.