Thinking about filming a shirtless scene in an upcoming movie, like the entire cast of “Neighbors” had to do? Then luckily, star Zac Efron has one hot tip for you.
“It’s kind of embarrassing, but you do push-ups before a shirtless scene,” Efron told MTV News as part of the MTV Movie Awards Takeover.
We’ve previously covered the big news that Efron doffs anti-trou (that’s a shirt, by the way) in way more of the upcoming comedy “Neighbors” than you might expect. Still, what works for Efron might not work for everyone. Take, for example, co-star Seth Rogen.
“That literally never occurred to me until I was working with Zac,” Rogen said on the pushup tip. “I saw him doing it, I was like, ‘Wooooow!’ That’s what guys do! I do pushups before a scene, I’m just really tired and sweaty.”
So while Rogen may not be heading to the MTV Movie Awards to accept his win for Best Shirtless Performance anytime soon, Efron has already been nominated once, for his top-off turn in “That Awkward Moment.”
Even though Efron has abs for weeks, he’s got some stiff competition in the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth. Back on March 7 Efron threw down whatever a gauntlet is for torso muscles (chest-plate, maybe?) with the following tweet:
If I beat Thor- I'm accepting the award shirtless on stage. #movieawards
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) March 8, 2014
Though Efron swears he actually likes Hemsworth, and isn’t trying to start a beef, he’ll stick by the tweet.
“So I jokingly tweeted, if I beat him I’ll accept it shirtless,” Efron said. “Now I have to. I’m a man of my word. If I win, I’ll do it.”
Don’t expect Rogen to join him in the audience if Efron does win — at least without doing a few push-ups, first.
Start the summer movie season with the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, Sunday, April 13 @ 9/8c! Get ready for the show with exclusive MTV Movie Awards Takeover movie previews. Then, during the 2014 Movie Awards show, watch our All-Access MTV Movie Awards Live Stream on MTV.com.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards are shaping up to be a star-studded affair, with the likes of Zac Efron, Rihanna and Channing Tatum set to make appearances.
The annual ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 13 in Los Angeles and will be hosted by late night talk show host Conan O’Brien. The awards show honors the best in films as determined by fan votes and is known for unique awards such as Best Kiss, #WTF moment and Best Shirtless Performance.
In addition to honoring films, the MTV Movie Awards also puts on memorable live musical performances, with acts such as Rihanna, Eminem and more scheduled to hit the stage.
Find out which celebrities are presenting, performing or just making an appearance at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards below.
20. Zac Efron – The actor is nominated in the Best Shirtless Performance category for his role in “That Awkward Moment.” Efron is known for his roles in “High School Musical,” “Hairspray” and “The Lucky One.” He can next been seen in the comedy “Neighbors,” co-starring Seth Rogen and Dave Franco
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Hollywood actor Zac Efron wants to launch his own fashion range.
The stylish star admits he is desperate to create his own clothing collection, and he hopes acclaimed menswear designer Neil Barrett will agree to collaborate with him on the project.
He tells America’s InStyle magazine, “I’ve always liked Neil Barrett. He made me a suit a long time ago that kicked off a working relationship. We might even work on something together.”
Asked whether he plans to launch a clothing line, Efron replies, “Yeah, but with a real designer like Barrett. I think it would be fun to make the kind of clothes that I would wear. I grew up by the beach, so I like jeans, T-shirts, surf flannels (shirts) – things that feel good, like they’ve been through a lot.”
THEHOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM – Zac Efron will produce and star in a new adaptation of John Grisham’s The Associate.
Grisham’s legal thriller was originally published on January 27, 2009. The story follows a Yale Law School grad (Efron) who is blackmailed by a group of criminals. He’s told he must take a job at the world’s largest law firm, where he’ll be spying on their work in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors worth billions.
Efron will produce via his Ninja’s Runnin Wild banner (That Awkward Moment), and Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher (the producers behind the recent YA hit Divergent) will produce through Red Wagon Entertainment. Michael Simkin and Nicki Cortese will oversee development.
Sources say the producers are currently attaching a writer before bringing the package into studios.
Efron gained fame when he starred in the High School Musical franchise, and has expanded his work to include comedies like his most recent film, That Awkward Moment, which his Ninja’s Runnin Wild produced. Also taking on more dramatic roles in The Lucky One and The Paperboy, Efron will next be seen in Seth Rogen-starring comedy Neighbors. He’s repped by CAA and Alchemy Entertainment.
Grisham’s The Associate was set up at Paramount back in 2008, with Shia LaBeouf attached to star. Previous adaptation of Grisham’s books include The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker and The Runaway. Grisham is repped by The Gernert Company.
CAA reps both Ninja’s Runnin and Red Wagon.