Zac Efron made headlines again with his appearance in a recent Entertainment Weekly interview, leaving fans taken aback by his remarkably different face.
The actor engaged in a promotional conversation with the magazine, discussing his upcoming film, “The Iron Claw,” centered around the life of professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich and his family.
In the new interview, Zac, 36, sported a notably altered jawline and facial transformation that puzzled fans, prompting comparisons to characters like Thanos from “Avengers” and Prince Farquaad from “Shrek.”
This striking change was previously explained by Zac in 2022, stemming from an unfortunate incident where he shattered his jaw. Last year, he had faced speculation about potential plastic surgery following this alteration.
Fans expressed surprise at his altered appearance in the interview released on Monday, with some recalling his past explanation about the injury that caused the transformation.
Zac had previously opened up about the reason behind his changed face during his appearance on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine in 2022, clarifying the circumstances that led to his jawline transformation.
Recounting the incident, Zac revealed that he had a terrible accident at home, slipping on a pair of socks while running, causing his chin to collide with a granite fountain. The aftermath of this mishap led to his masseter muscles compensating for the injury, resulting in a significant alteration to his face.
The High School Musical star shared that he was unaware of the viral speculation surrounding his appearance until his mother called, inquiring whether he had undergone plastic surgery. Despite the attention and conjecture, Zac emphasized in his Men’s Health interview that he does not let external opinions affect his work.
This altered appearance first drew attention in April 2021 when Zac was seen with a more pronounced square chin and a heavier jawline during a video for Earth Day! The Musical. The unexpected change prompted speculation that the actor might have undergone plastic surgery.
Amid swirling rumors, an Australian radio host, who had a longstanding relationship with Zac, refuted the plastic surgery claims on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. The host adamantly dismissed the rumors, stating that he would have known if Zac had undergone any plastic surgery. He asserted that Zac, already being conventionally good-looking, wouldn’t need any alterations and likened cosmetic work on Zac to spoiling a masterpiece like a Picasso painting.
Regarding his upcoming film, “The Iron Claw,” Zac Efron co-stars with Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, and Stanley Simons, depicting the brothers who ascend to fame as wrestling stars in the 1970s, only to face a series of tragedies.
The film focuses on the events surrounding the Von Erich family, including the mysterious death of Kevin’s brother David and the tragic suicides of brothers Mike, Kerry, and Chris.