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Zac Efron Shows Off Muscles as Pro Wrestler Kevin Von Erich on Set of Movie ‘the Iron Claw’

The Greatest Beer Run Ever star, 35, was captured on camera on The Iron Claw set in Louisiana on Monday. Efron was checking his phone while standing shirtless with a towel around his waist. He had a noticeable new hairstyle.

Efron portrays professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich in A24’s Iron Claw. The movie, which is based on a true story, follows the rise and fall of the Von Erich family, a wrestling dynasty that had a significant influence on the sport from the 1960s to the present.

The movie also features Lily James, Maura Tierney, Jeremy Allen White, and Harris Dickinson and was written and directed by Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin.

In a recent interview with Men’s Health, Efron discussed his experience training for the role and how he decided to approach it differently than he did for the 2017 film Baywatch. After recovering from the intensive training for that project, he claimed he “went into a very bad depression, for a long time.”

I don’t know if that Baywatch look is truly attainable, he remarked. “Simply put, the skin has too little water. Like, it’s not real; it’s CGI. Lasix, and potent diuretics were needed to do that. I don’t have to do that, then. I really like to have an additional 2–3% body fat than none.”

At the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022, Zac Efron attends the premiere of “The Greatest Beer Run Ever.”
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Then Efron “What it would be like to not have to be in shape all the time was once a dream of mine. What if I just tell myself, “F—- it,” and let it go? I gave it a try, and it worked. And despite my expectations that it would be amazing, I was just miserable. I didn’t feel alive, and neither did my body feel in good health. I felt slow and weighed down.”

The actor’s new approach features “a new awareness of injury” in his post-Baywatch life and a period of time during which he tore an ACL, dislocated a shoulder, broke his wrist, threw out his back and shattered his jaw — all of which but the latter injury were sustained during training, according to Men’s Health.

“I enjoy pushing myself and really laying it all out, to the point where I kind of have to do it,” he said. “Otherwise I don’t feel like myself.”

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