Zac Efron fans are extremely worried about the actor.
The actor is currently filming “The Iron Claw” where he portrays wrestler Kevin Von Erich.
He stars opposite Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”)and Harrison Dickinson, who play will the world famous wrestling siblings the Von Erichs.
Zac Efron Transforms His Body To Portray Kevin Von Erich
Lily James from “Pam & Tommy” also stars in the movie.
According to Deadline, “The Iron Claw” is based on the true story of the Von Erichs, the film follows the rise and fall of the family dynasty of wrestlers who made a huge impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day.
Efron was recently photographed sporting a dark brown bowl cut and an extremely beefed-up physique.
The actor is known for pushing the limits of his health for different roles, and his latest look has many on Twitter concerned.
Zac Looks Unrecognizable & Sends Twitter Into A Frenzy
One fan shared the picture of Efron in nothing but his bowl cut wig and a blue towel.
“Zac Efron came out here looking like sexy Ned Flanders,” one person tweeted out.
Zac Efron came out here looking like sexy Ned Flanders pic.twitter.com/UB5AltzsUo
— Meech de Lioncourt 🦇 (@MediumSizeMeech) October 26, 2022
The imagery of the comparison is hilarious, but it opened up a massive dialogue among fans.
“I hope that’s not his real torso. He talked about the unhealthy things he did to get in shape for Baywatch,” one fan commented.
“I don’t know if this is prothesis or. Not, but if it is- it’s an identical replica of his abdominal muscle shapes. At any rate – I hope. He has a good therapist, and. he fires whoever made that wig,” another noted.
Fans Express Concern & Saddness
Others commented “This is kind of heart breaking,” “This is kind of scary” and “I hope he wins an Oscar or something to make it worth all this.”
A fan compared his stomach to a “Human Growth Hormone stomach.”
This concerned Twitter user wrote, “Uhhh I don’t like this for him at all. That steroid belly is obvious. I wish someone close to him would help him.”
Others noted how messed up it was of Efron to accept the role given his negative experience of losing weight and maintaining such a slime figure in “Baywatch.” He even admitted he hated the extreme dieting process of preparing for the role.
“I’m VERY surprised he signed up for this after his doc, and then the interviews, and literally every subsequent time he’s talked about the strain of extreme dieting put on his mental health. Yet here we are!” they wrote.
On a lighter note, some fans took this as an opportunity to draw comparisons to a “Sexy Robin Williams,” David Hasselhoff and “Sexy Squidward meets Ned Flanders.”
As previously mentioned, Efron was vocal about his extreme diet for “Baywatch” and the negative effect it had on him.
He explained to Men’s Health magazine, “I started to develop insomnia, and I fell into a pretty bad depression, for a long time. Something about that experience burned me out. I had a really hard time re-centering. Ultimately, they chalked it up to taking way too many diuretics for way too long, and it messed something up.”
Zac’s “Baywatch” Diet Led Him To Develop Insomnia & Depression
Efron admitted to the publication that he was overtraining, eating the same three meals daily and running on four hours of sleep per night.
“That ‘Baywatch’ look, I don’t know if that’s really attainable,” Efron reflected. “There’s just too little water in the skin. Like, it’s fake; it looks CGI’d. And that required Lasix, powerful diuretics, to achieve. So I don’t need to do that. I much prefer to have an extra, you know, two to three percent body fat.”