Zac Efron: 'Paperboy' Pumped

Zac Efron: 'Paperboy' Pumped

Zac Efron shows off his muscles as he heads to The Paperboy set in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon (August 10).

The 23-year-old actor plays Matthew McConaughey‘s brother in the upcoming flick, based on the 1995 Pete Dexter novel.

The thriller will follow a Miami Times reporter as he returns to his Florida hometown to investigate the imprisonment of a death row inmate.

Over the weekend, Zac was spotted filming more scenes with Matthew and grabbing lunch with a few pals.

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  • Merlin’s mum

    OH MY GODDESS!!! He is delicious!! Just started reading the book today.

  • http://@StarSiteL Leila

    SO PROUD!!!!!

  • Selena

    Never realized there were that many papz in NOLA’s. He looks good.

  • Sara12

    Oh my, he looks great *_*

  • SE

    HOT HOT HOT

  • erika

    Hey there sexy thang ;)

  • deb

    OMG!! I would bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.

  • http://isupportdemi.com mrsdestinyhope

    awww, he’s in the city that raised me :( I wish I could visit,. Hope he’s having fun

  • A

    Well, happy birthday to ME.

  • zac/vanessa/ashnessa

    …YUMMY. He’s working hard. I’m proud. :)

  • beatriz

    he looks so hooot <3
    i can’t wait to watch this movie.

  • florence

    Wonder how long it will take him to start gushing over Nicole Kidman like he did with Leslie Mann that was so wrong, mind you don’t suppose it bother’s him that Nicole is married with kids it certainly did’nt bother him with Leslie saying how much he enjoyed kissing her and he hopes they can do it again.

    Promoting a film or not you don’t say things like that about a married women that just showed what a douche he is and thinks that every female will only have to look at him and swoon at his feet.

  • Merlin’s mum

    @florence: LALALALALALALA! NOT LISTENING TO YOUR NEGATIVITY!!!!

  • londonlemminG

    @florence:
    It’s part of the job, think of how it would affect movie sales, if said “I hate working with older women,kissing them is totally gross.”

  • cutie

    I can’t wait to watch this movie.
    hm….it shows that he is working hard…..

  • pita

    He always look great!!!

  • kerri

    Amazing.
    @Florence: Shame hating on someone is really ugly. Now go away please. Thanks.

  • Merlin’s mum

    Sorry for the slightly childish comment above. Just thought it was called for!! @londonlemminG: Obviously he can’t be negative about these women, he has to work with them. And just because he says they are attractive does not mean he wants to get in their pants!! Is he supposed to say God I hate working with her, she’s so ugly. He’s being polite at the least.

  • susan

    I loved it when Leslie Mann said she came home from filming the kissing scene with Zac and her daughter wanted to lick her face where he had kissed her!

  • susan

    They do a great job of covering his tattoo with makeup.

  • http://twitter.com/sally_monroe perfectnessa

    OH MY GOD! HE IS JUST… PERFECT. I WAIT 2 YEARS TO PHOTOS LIKE THIS. I WANT HIM HERE, NEXT TO ME!!!! HE IS SOOOOOO HOT!!!!

  • molly

    Love ya zac.
    Cant wait to see this movie
    More pics please he so hot

  • http://www.twitter.com/mayzvd4ever mayra

    OMG!!!!!! HIS MUSCLES :Q________________

  • Sara12

    Well we got 11 whole comments before we got a random hater, thats a new record guys LOL. I don’t get how people criticize someones actions before they even do anything. These are actors and their job is to sell the movies they’re in, if Zac says anything flirty about Nicole it just a way to get attention for the film and the sames goes for Nicole or any other actor.

  • maria

    @Sara12: He just goes WAY overboard. Always has. His gushing was embarrassing. You can work with someone and say they’re great, and how easy it was to work with them. That’s more than enough. But Zac always goes too far.

  • Sara12

    @maria: Look bottom line is its PROMOTION nothing more, nothing less. Stop viewing it from a young girls eyes and see it for what it is PROMOTION. Harmless flirting isn’t going to hurt anyone, these are profesionals who have been doing this for years (especially Nicole and Matt) and the people they’re in relationships with understand that. Its like when actors do a love scene, lots are married or in relationships with other people and those people understand its a job. The same goes for flirting while on promotional tours, its just another way to sell the movie and its characters and most people understand that its just a promotion tool.@maria: Look bottom line is its PROMOTION nothing more, nothing less. Stop viewing it from a young girls eyes and see it for what it is PROMOTION. Harmless flirting isn’t going to hurt anyone, these are profesionals who have been doing this for years (especially Nicole and Matt) and the people they’re in relationships with understand that. Its like when actors do a love scene, lots are married or in relationships with other people and those people understand its a job. The same goes for flirting while on promotional tours, its just another way to sell the movie and its characters and most people understand that its just a promotion tool.

  • Carrie

    You are so HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • florence

    But yet we have NEVER heard his ex talk about her costar’s in the same way,yes she has said how great it was working say with the kikes of Micheal Cain or other actor’s she has worked with BUT nit in the over board way that he has.

    To me over the year’s his actions in what he say’s come across as more than just promoting a film on his part but deeper things that he was feeling at the time. Nicki I is a brilliant example of how over the top he went any gave her false hope of a relationship. Look at her comment about him and V never getting married he did’nt come out and correct her or anything just like with the break up he ran off and hid and left V to face the press at a time when I’m sure like him she would have liked to lay low but could’nt. His rep’s could have said something without going into great detail but no he yet again kept his mouth shut.

  • Miranda

    Love Zac, and eeeepp, he looks sooo hot.

    Two things:

    ZAC EFRON IS 1 HOUR AWAY FROM ME

    &

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE PAPERBOY TO COME OUT

  • susan

    @florence: “He’s uh-mazing. Not only is he uh-mazingly, stupidly talented, but he still kind of hits on me. All the time. If it was anybody else, I’d be like, ‘Who the hell do you think you are?’ But because it’s Michael Caine, I’m like, ‘Sock it to me more, baby, come on!’ I.Frickin.Love.Him.”

    Too bad she couldn’t just say how great it was to work with Mr. Caine. Isn’t he married? Wow, how awkward.

    My point is: They all do it.

  • Merlin’s mum

    @florence: And Michael Caine is quite old too, but I suppose you didn’t bother to read that article did you? Too busy reading Zac ones to see how many bad things you could find to hate on him about. Difference is, even if she said almost exactly the same kinda things as he did, you wouldn’t see it would you?

  • Sara12

    @florence: I think your putting too much of your own ideas into these people lives, I mean how did you come up with Nicki having false hopes of a relationship? And Vanessa interviews are boring to be honest and she always sounds generic so you really wouldn’t find anything to complain about in them.

  • maria

    @Sara12: Your comments hold no water for me, and I am not a “young girl”. He comes off as being UNprofessional in his gushing. And it certainly did him NO good promoting CSC. As far as all the other things you mentioned, those are PART of the business of film making, and should be handled professionally. I was NOT saying anything about what happens in the course of making a movie. It’s the shameless flirting he does on promos and interviews that’s questionable. I always felt watching him that he’d sell his soul to the devil to sell a stupid movie. And he does.

  • maria

    @susan: And that is a VERY poor example. Michael Caine is old enough to be her grandfather, and she was NOT flirting with him. SHe was talking about how flirty HE was, and having fun with it. You have NEVER heard Vanessa “gush” about a costar inappropriately or unprofessionally.

  • florence

    For the one whose doing the flirting like Zac does he obvioulsy see’s it as a bit of fun with his stupid wink and grin but the person on the other end of his flirting may take it as more than that, it’s not unheard of for flirting to be taken to far and that the one receiving the flirty comments or actions would read more into it.

    H ewas terrible with Nikki holding hands on the carpet, always hugging her and that kiss they had was totally uncalled for that was’nt promoting a movie that was something they BOTH wanted and he made NO effort to get out of it, if people wanted to see the kiss so bad all they had to do was go see the movie, and he did say himself that he got into trouble for it and no wonder.

    So yea flirting can be harmless if you know when to stop and think about how your actions are seen by other’s but he does’nt seem to care if he give’s a girl the wrong impression, I’m not a big fan of Nikki’s but I have a feeling that she did fall for him and he did NOTHING to put her straight so you can’t blame her or her fan’s for thinking they had something going on.

    And as it’s been said you can give your co-star’s a complement how great it was to work with them, how nice they were etc but all he does is talk about how HE feel’s about it, look at his comment about the sex scene in CSC and how pleasurable it was for him then tried to back track and say that what he said did’nt sound right, he know’s what he’s saying and then tries to laugh it off when he know’s how bad something sounds. He’s been in the buisness long enough to know what to say and how to say it to get a impact pity it’s not always a good one.

    And yea V has had kissing scenes in her films but you have NEVER heard her comment on them or how great it was kissing her co-star. she complements them on other aspects or they actually talk about the movie now how or WHAT she got out of it like he did with Nikki or Leslie. So that’s why I said can’t wait to hear his comments about Nicole becuase come on you don’t hear him give his male co-star’s as many compliments, he’s all about the women on and off the camera. There’s a girl apparently tweeting that on Friday she was drinking wine with him and that it was a typical friday night for them so again he’s back in NC and off with a woman, at least V is out of it now.

  • Merlin’s mum

    @florence: And you believe everything someone tweets do you? More fool you. As for the ‘ They could have refused’ about the kiss with Nikki. Last time he was in the UK they asked him to do something on a show and he said no. The next thing was the presenters complaining about the fact that he refused to do what they asked. If they had said no to the kiss no doubt he would have got people complaining then too. You seem to put so much into such a little thing. It did not affect you, you are being indignant on behalf of someone who has not complained about it.You are judging this on the way you would react if it was your boyfriend, and it is not. As celebrities, things are different, it is work related, promotion. Plus let’s be honest now. IT WAS YEARS AGO!!! Just leave it and concentrate on your own relationship, I take it you have one? And leave others to theirs.

  • molly

    I agree was years ago. And all people concerned obviously got over it.

  • Sara12

    @florence: Look…IDK what you or maria have against but I’ll leave it at this, if you truly not like him or his “actions” why put all this negative energy into him. Does that make any sense to you?

  • ava

    It amazes me that maria and florence always seem to pop out of the woodwork when a new Zac post goes up. Must be the highlight of their week knowing that have somewhere to spew their hatred.

    Zac has always been a flirtatious person, I don’t know why this comes as such a shock to people. Does he go overboard sometimes…maybe a bit, yeah. It’s harmless in my opinion, and like everyone said it’s promotion for a movie. All of the examples you are giving, with the exception of CSC were years ago, I don’t know why people are still hung up on Hairspray promo that happened FOUR YEARS AGO!

    And Florence, I don’t know what planet you live on, but the girl tweeting about the wine was in Michigan…it would be slightly difficult for someone in Lousiana (not NC, if you’re gonna level allegations at least get your facts straight) to drink wine with a girl in Michigan. And believe me, I’m from the midwest…if Zac Efron was here there’d be more than one tweet about it. But believe whatever maximizes your hatred.

  • maria

    I get the biggest kick out of the “oh, they just like to spew hatred” comments. Pointing out things he does that are not cool, is NOT “spewing hatred”; it’s just our opinion that not everything he does is right. I’m shocked of this generation, who has lost their moral compass, and thinks it’s ok to do any damn thing you want. It’s NOT ok, people, no matter how you want to justify it. It doesn’t mean I HATE the guy; I just think he’s human and has faults like everyone else. I’ve raised 3 kids, and believe me, it’s DAMN important for them to know what is right and what is wrong. So does it mean I hate my kids???? NO.

    I believe Zac should learn from the stupid things he’s done and said; sometimes he does, and sometimes he doesn’t. But you are NOT doing him any favors by saying everything he does is ok. In the long run, he’ll lose many fans if he acts like an a$$. If his PR people read that his fans aren’t happy with something he does, he will learn not to make those mistakes again.

    @florence: I don’t think it’s fair to mention what he does in his personal life now. He is single, and it’s none of our business. He’s free to do whatever.

  • Sara12

    @maria: Oddly enough I agree with you, I don’t think he’s without flaws and I don’t think they should be covered up. We disagree on what we find his flaws are which is okay, also if you do have three kids than you should know that there a different between pointing out wrong doings and throwing someone’s wrong doings in there face over and over again. To disagree with something he’s done is fine, but to keep bringing up these action over and over at random times is for one is unnecessary and isn’t helpful to a person and can come off as overly negative. With that said I do agree with and I’ve gain some respect for you because I like the way you stated your opinion.@maria: Oddly enough I agree with you, I don’t think he’s without flaws and I don’t think they should be covered up. We disagree on what we find his flaws are which is okay, also if you do have three kids than you should know that there a different between pointing out wrong doings and throwing someone’s wrong doings in there face over and over again. To disagree with something he’s done is fine, but to keep bringing up these action over and over at random times is for one is unnecessary and isn’t helpful to a person and can come off as overly negative. With that said I do agree with and I’ve gain some respect for you because I like the way you stated your opinion.

  • maria

    @Sara12: Thanks for that, Sara…..but honestly, I usually only bring up something from the past, if it’s brought up somehow by someone else in the conversation. I really don’t hate him. To be honest, I think he’s working out some tough transitions in his life, and it ‘s not an easy time. Do I like how he’s handled everything? No, but for all the things he’s mucked up, I do think he does lots of things well. Just like the rest of us!

  • florence

    And yet we have never heard his female co-star’s gush about him in the same way as he does about them especially the kissing and practicing his make out sessions in his trailer.

    So it just shows that they are more professional than him and show more feelings for their partners, eg Leslie Mann And Claire Danes are both married women and yes said how nice it was to work with him and gacve him compliments but it was about his acting not how good of a kisser he was and they certainly did not say how they hope to be kissing him again.

  • http://peggy sue

    @florence: Really is that what you are hating him for being a immature kid, because that is what he was. You are just trying to find something to hate him for. Could you not just put that up to the fact that he was a kid and did not really know what to say.

  • florence

    44#

    He was hardly a kid when he did CSC and that’s when he said some of the comments, once again he gets a pass from fan’s who won’t accept that he is responable for what and how he says things and is fullybaware of how he comes across and is more than happy to do so.

    He’s not a teenager anymore or even younger to be excused for what he does, you make it sound like he is only just starting in the business or is about 13yrs old and not a man who is going to be 24 this year.

  • Merlin’s mum

    @florence: He does not ‘need a pass’ from his fans as some of us don’t give a toss what he says aside from his work. He is still young but maturing. This is why he has said some things in the past and is now doing/saying different. A question for you? If you dislike him so much, why do you read every single thing about him? There is stuff that you know about that I’ve never heard of and go look for after you’ve brought it up!! And I’m supposed to be a fan!! And yet you, who claims to dislike him must be reading every article going!! Why??

  • Sara12

    @Merlin’s mum: I agree, Florence sweetheart if you don’t like him or his actions why do you bother to listen and read all his interviews, you’d think you wou;d leave him alone all together…guess not LOL.

  • nonono

    I want the previous Zac back. I can’t believe you guys are saying how great he looks with muscles. Don’t you see, he went overboard! He has got no neck left! Zac was a beautiful male specimen, good face, nice jar, nice shoulder. He was something delicate, special. Now he’s just a Jersey Shore guy.

  • florence

    I never said I read all his interviews but if I’m on the site looking at other stories then I look at his and like many other people put my view across if it’s not the same as everyone else’s then that’s fine but I don’t make anyone reply to my comments you all choose to do that, you put your view I put mine.

  • chris

    I guess some “non” fans are more obsessed with Zac than some of the actual fans are, they just don’t want to admit it. Lol.