Zac Efron Talks Nudity, Seth Rogen Pranks On The Tonight Show

Entertainment May. 8, 2014 AT 4:20PM
Zac talks nudity on The Tonight Show Zac talks nudity on The Tonight Show Credit: Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images

Zac Efron loves showing off his ripped body to his adoring fans, but as he explained to The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, May 7, sometimes even heartthrobs get shy.

The handsome actor revealed a particularly embarrassing occasion that still makes him cringe.

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"I was filming this movie called The Lucky One and I stayed in this pretty cool apartment," Efron, 26, recounted to Fallon. "One day I was laying on the couch in my underwear and the door opened and someone walked in. I heard the 'click clack' of high heels so I knew it was a chick!"

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"I jump up and it's [New Orleans Saints] Coach [Sean] Payton and a girl he was with. They just let themselves in because somebody told them they could view it because they were planning on renting the apartment," the hunk continued. "So there I was, facing Coach Payton, someone I really admire, in my boxers going, 'Very nice to meet you, huge fan. Can I put pants on?'"

And that's not the last time Efron's found himself in less clothing than preferred. In his latest movie, Neighbors, he plays an often half-naked student opposite his hero Seth Rogen.

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But funnyman Rogen used his influence to prank Efron into showing more skin than was strictly necessary.

"I idolize Seth, he's my hero," explained Efron. "I would literally do anything he asked. He would say, 'Zac, shirt off' and I'd be like, 'Yes sir!' Eventually I realized the cameras weren't even pointing in my direction. He was just f--king with me."

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