Zac Efron recently sat down with Advocate, a U.S. based gay and lesbian news magazine, to discuss his underwear scene from his movie The Paperboy, hitting theatres October 5 of this year. The actor, known best for his role in the High School Musical franchise, provides surprisingly candid answer in response to questions about his stance on marriage equality and gay rumors that have long circulated about the celebrity as well.
Advocate: Matthew McConaughey, your Paperboy costar, helped design his thong for Magic Mike. Did you help select your white briefs?
Zac Efron: I did, yeah. It’s a period movie, so there weren’t really a lot of choices. Initially, I wondered if my character would even wear underwear at all. But that would’ve been a very different movie.
Advocate: Screen grabs of you in wet undies made quite an impression in the gay blogosphere, but your presence on gay blogs is certainly nothing new.
Zac Efron: It’s very flattering. After High School Musical and Hairspray, I’ve always felt embraced by the gay community, and I feel incredibly grateful and honored. This is actually a very special interview for me. I’m extremely aware of the support I’ve gotten from you guys over the years, and it’s amazing that it’s taken this long to sit down and actually discuss it, but please know that it hasn’t gone unappreciated. I’m so excited to be talking to you.
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