The 'Hairspray' actor admits that he always bans smelly foods from his menu to avoid bad breath before filming a love scene with his female co-star.
Zac Efron definitely knows how to make his co-star feel comfortable when filming a love scene with him. The former "High School Musical" star recently revealed his tips to avoid having smelly breath when locking lips with Taylor Schilling for their upcoming drama "The Lucky One". Learning from a mistake he'd done while shooting "Summerland", the actor admitted that he banned tuna sandwich from his menu before kissing his co-star.
"I chew more gum that day than typical. A lot of mints and no onions," the former boyfriend of Vanessa Hudgens opened up to Access Hollywood. The 24-year-old actor confessed to having the ritual ever since he got complained for having bad breath when smooching his female co-star in one of his previous movies.
"I had kissing scene one time and totally ate a tuna sandwhich. And it was the first one we had to do and I got called out on it," Zac recalled the bad experience. "It was so embarrassing and I have never done it again. And we were filming! It was on 'Summerland', ages ago."
Of how he felt when shooting the romantic scene with Taylor, Zac shared that they couldn't help laughing in between takes. "You can't take it too seriously. At the end of the day, the best thing to do is laugh all the way through it. It's hilarious," so the hunky actor said.
"Making a love scene is pretty funny. But at that point, we had been working together for months and we knew each other very very well. It was very natural and second nature," he added. Agreeing with her co-star, Taylor chimed in, "It was really comfortable. It wasn't awkward at all."
Zac plays U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault in "The Lucky One". Logan returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits for keeping him alive - photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, Logan shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
The romantic drama film is scheduled to open wide in the U.S. theaters on April 20.