Zac Efron showed off his beefed up muscles on the set of the upcoming ‘The Iron Claw’ movie.
The 35-year-old actor’s new physique was on display as he prepared to play retired professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich.
Efron was pictured wearing nothing but a blue towel as he walked around the set looking noticeably more muscular. The actor also wore a longer bowl-cut wig for the role.
ZAC EFRON SAYS HIS ‘BAYWATCH’ BODY WAS NOT SUSTAINABLE, SUFFERED ‘BAD DEPRESSION’ DURING TRAINING
“The Iron Claw” will tell the story of the Von Erich family and the impact they had on the sport of wrestling.
Efron will be joined by Lily James, Harris Dickinson, Holt McCallany, Jeremy Allen White and Maura Tierney. Sean Durkin writes and directs.
This isn’t the first time Efron has had to physically modify his body for a movie role.
The ‘High School Musical’ star revealed he never wanted to look the way he did for ‘Baywatch’ in a 2020 interview.
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“It was actually a very important time to do Baywatch because I realized that when I’m done with this movie, I don’t ever want to be in such good shape again. Really. It was so hard,” admitted Efron. “You work with almost no wiggle room, do you? You have things like water under your skin that worry you, turning your six-pack into a four-pack. Shit like that, this doesn’t just isn’t…it’s just stupid.”
Efron also spoke to Men’s Health about how the body was “unsustainable.”
“That ‘Baywatch’ look, I don’t know if it’s really achievable. There’s just too little water in the skin,” he said. “Like, it’s fake, it looks like CGI. And it needed Lasix, strong diuretics, to do it. So, I don’t need to do that. I’d much rather have a supplement, you know, two to three percent body fat.”
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Efron told the outlet that he felt exhausted and battled “bad depression” during the intense training “Baywatch” obligatory. Coming out of the 2020 pandemic, the actor felt ready to change the way he approached fitness.
“I started developing insomnia,” he added in the magazine’s October 2022 cover story. “I fell into quite a severe depression for a long time. Something about this experience burned me. I had a really hard time refocusing. In the end, they thought they had been on way too many diuretics for too long, and that messed something up.”
Subsequently, Efron changed his eating and sleeping habits in order to feel healthier.
The actor also went vegan for two years.
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Fox News Digital’s Janelle Ash contributed to this report.
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