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.
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