Zac Efron was amazed by how unbelievable alligator was when he tasted it. The actor had to beef up for his role as a marine in « The Lucky One. » He ate an enormous amount to pack on muscle, but it wasn’t all bad. Zac was amazed to find he could still indulge in some junk food, such as pizza.
« That was actually the best part – as long as I was getting calories, I could kind of bend the rules, so in New Orleans, where we were shooting, we would go out for Creole, » he explained. « We had alligator, too. They put a delicious sweet sauce over it – it was unbelievable! »
Although he was happy to taste one of the water-based creatures, Zac isn’t so keen on coming face-to-face with them. That happened when he was shooting one of his upcoming releases and the encounter gave him the jitters for a whole day.
« I actually saw an alligator when I was filming ‘The Paperboy.’ I was supposed to jump in this lake, but after we saw three of them, I couldn’t get back in for the rest of the day! » he laughed to Company magazine. [Source]