AceShowbiz - Zac Efron is adamant the rippling muscles and low body fat just aren't realistic for everyday life and didn't even look good on the big screen. In a new interview, the Hollywood actor said that he believes his "Baywatch" body looked "fake."
The 34-year-old star showed off his physical transformation in the 2017 film adaptation of the hit TV series. He told Men's Health magazine, "That 'Baywatch' look, I don't know if that's really attainable. There's just too little water in the skin. 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."
The "High School Musical" star went on to admit he was training too hard and not getting enough sleep in a bid to achieve the perfect body and it "messed" him up. He added, "I started to develop insomnia and I fell into a pretty bad depression, for a long time. Something about that experience burned me out. I had a really hard time re-centering. Ultimately they chalked it up to taking way too many diuretics for way too long, and it messed something up."
Zac has since totally changed his workout regime and he told the publication he now relies on yoga, stretching and ice baths instead of hitting the gym hard. During the interview the actor also opened up about his changing face, revealing plastic surgery rumors started after he smashed his jaw in a freak accident at home.
The star slipped and fell while running in the house with socks on and bashed his chin against the corner of a granite fountain. Zac said his "chin bone was hanging off his face" and the masseter muscles on the inside of his face and jaw had to work overtime to compensate for the injury which gave him a very different look.