Zac Efron might look like a Greek God in the new “Baywatch” movie, but his banging bod didn’t come easily.
“I started early on training for the movie,” Efron tells Matte Babel on the CinemaCon red carpet. “You sacrifice a huge part of your life, you’re social life’s out the window, there’s no eating out and you’re training constantly.”
As horrible as it sounds, Efron’s hard work obviously paid off. The 29-year-old, who plays Olympian Matt Brody looking for redemption on the Bay, has never looked better and as he says, his extreme physique “serves the character.”
As much as the actor might be brushing off all his hard work, his “Baywatch” co-star Priyanka Chopra isn’t having it, jokingly telling Matte: “He didn’t work out at all man! He would never go to the gym, he was such a slacker.”
Chopra tackles the character of Victoria Leeds in the film, facing off with Efron and “Baywatch” leader Mitch Buchanan, played by Dwayne Johnson.
The 34-year-old Bollywood actress reveals she was a big fan of the TV show and is excited for a whole new generation to see the reboot film with its ethnically diverse cast.