Zac Efron goes shirtless on the ‘Baywatch’ set: would you hit it?

Zac Efron shows off his ripped body as he gets shirtless for 'Baywatch' in Miami

Zac Efron put his fit physique on full display while filming the big screen remake of TV favorite Baywatch in Miami on Sunday. The 28-year-old actor is stepping into the Speedo of David Charvet, who played Matt Brody in the original series. As a matter of introduction, Zac posted a pic on a motorcycle to Instagram with the caption, “Meet Brody. Cruising into The Bay with nothing to his name but a duffle bag and a bike #Baywatch.”

Meet Brody. Cruising into The Bay with nothing to his name but a duffle bag and a bike #Baywatch

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in the movie as Mitch Buchannon, the role made famous by David Hasselhoff (although, who really could ever replace the Hoff)? Quantico‘s Priyanka Chopra, model Kelly Rohrbach (playing Pamela Anderson’s character, CJ) and Alexandra Daddario are also starring in the flick, which hits theaters in May of 2017. And, don’t you fret, The Hoff is going to appear in the film, in an as-yet-unknown capacity. When the film was announced back in August, Zac, who is no stranger to raunchy R-rated comedies (Neighbors, anyone?) promised the film would be “badass.” After looking at that torso, I am pretty sure “badass” shouldn’t be interpreted literally. He probably won’t be up for an Oscar anytime soon, but that man does have an award winning bod. Sorry. Well, not sorry, actually. Except for the computer keyboard I am drooling on right now.

Zac achieved his lifeguard-esque physique with the assistance of a bronzer-spritzing makeup artist (I kind of envy that job. Why wasn’t this a career option when I was in school? Damn you, guidance counselor!) He put those muscles to work while swinging from ropes and engaging in some Cross Fit-style tire flipping with The Rock. Zac posted a photo of the workout to his Instagram, with the caption, “’Blood, sweat and respect. The first two you give, the last one you earn.’ Learned that from @therock who I happened to get in a tire flipping race with on #Baywatch. Needless to say I lost this one – come at me on the 50 yard dash and we’ll see what happens, Sasquatch ;)

Okay, you know this is just going to be a mindless, summer popcorn movie with lots of eye candy for the ladies as well as the fellas, so let’s just hope all of the working out (and copious bronzer budget) are worth it. And, hey, if they need any additional bronzer spritzers, I’m up to the challenge. I’m all about making sacrifices for art.

Zac Efron shows off his ripped body as he gets shirtless for 'Baywatch' in Miami

Zac Efron shows off his ripped body as he gets shirtless for 'Baywatch' in Miami

Photo credit: Fame Flynet, Pacific Coast News, Instagram/Zac Efron

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  1. Kitten says:

    “Okay, you know this is just going to be a mindless, summer popcorn movie with lots of eye candy for the ladies as well as the fellas”

    Exactly, Corey. It’s this summer’s Magic Mike. I have a soft spot for Zac so I’m always happy when I see him working.

    • MC2 says:

      +1! I was coming to say a spirited “YES!!!” when asked if I’d hit it…..but….I actually feel more like a big sis/little bro vibe toward Zac. I hope he’s doing well in his life. Damn- I’m getting old!!!

    • Locke Lamora says:

      The original Baywatch was fun because it was cheesy and campy. I hope they keep that because judging from the cast ( apart from The Rock) this seems horrible. Leo’s ex is an actress now?

  2. littlemissnaughty says:

    It’s not for me (at all) but he is definitely in shape. Although … what’s happening with the face? And as a fan of the original Baywatch, I’m not sure we need this. No, I’m sure we don’t need this. Why is Zac Efron making movies btw? Is he making anyone money?

    • perplexed says:

      Yeah, his face looks startlingly different. Did exercise make his face sharper?

    • pleaseicu says:

      His face is probably a combination of aging, exercise, whatever supplements/assistance he’s on to get that bulked up and cut, and consequences of all of the heavy alcohol and drug use he was doing a year or two ago.

  3. mia girl says:

    I don’t think so. His chest kinda looks like it belongs on a Ninja Turtle.

    • Ankhel says:

      Haha! Yes. Oddly plastic. But also a bit hot. *Bends head in shame*

      • Lauren II says:

        I dated a personal trainer and his face looked similar to Zachs-very defined.
        I am not ashamed to say Zach looks incredibly hot, and I admire his discipline.
        This movie will probably make hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office.

  4. bohemianmartini says:

    Ditto. His face just doesn’t look the same. I don’t know what it is – but he just looks different. And no. He’ll always be that kid from HSM for me along with the rest of the cast.

  5. Bichon says:

    No wouldn’t. It’s probably vapid and shallow.

  6. Lama Bean says:

    Why does his face look so different?!?!?!? I’m not feeling it.

    I was feeling the body until someone said something about Ninja Turtle chest.

  7. AlmondJoy says:

    He looks kinda roidy to me 🤔 I used to think he was hot but not so much anymore…

    • The Other Katherine says:

      Yup, that is the look of steroids. I’m amazed more male actors don’t get called out for promoting unhealthy body images with what are obviously ‘roid enhanced physiques. H’wood does not seem to consider a healthy, fit, natural male physique “hot” anymore.

    • Rhiley says:

      I came to post the same thing. I just don’t think that he would naturally gain muscle that looks this way.

  8. Snowflake says:

    Wow, zac had a nice body before but he’s really put on some muscle and gotten cut. He must have had professional trainer to makeover his body so drastically. Rock, forever dong, but I will happily save some for zac as well. Equal opportunity babe, that’s me! Hehehe. ;-)

  9. Susie M. says:

    A year ago I would not hesitate to say yes, but now…no. I don’t believe that I would. He looks different. I’m not feeling it.

  10. Wentworth Miller says:

    Nope. Something about him looks creepy.

  11. Locke Lamora says:

    I find guys this buff slightly off putting. I know it’s horrible thing to say about someone’s body, but I’m sure plenty people are drooling over him so this won’t crush him. And why are the guys who usually get this ripped always short?

    I never fund him hot. What happened to his nose?

    • here's Willson says:

      I’ve wondered why guys this hot are always so short myself!

    • TrixC says:

      I think it’s because short people have shorter, more compact muscles so they look bulkier. Similar to how short women often carry bigger than tall women when pregnant. I’m a circus aerialist and we have to be strong, but it often amazes how tall, lean looking people who don’t look particularly cut can actually be really strong.

  12. jinni says:

    I don’t get guys that put so much effort into their upper bodies and just forget they have a lower body. Don’t they now they look weird with their large muscular torso and arms atop chicken legs. Plus, he is obviously on roids because his face is starting to look a mess. THR or Vanity Fair needs to do a report on steroid use amongst male actors because it’s getting really obvious.

  13. Angelica says:

    I would hit it.

  14. Mia4s says:

    So has he finally given up the quest to be a “serious actor” and emulate DiCaprio? Probably for the best. I wish him every happiness in middlebrow comedies.

  15. Delta Juliet says:

    I’m not feeling it either. Clearly he has put a lot of work into working out, etc., but it’s almost a little….too much?

  16. Nancy says:

    Nope. Not even if my husband gave me a pass. Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home. Looks like a scene out of Beach Blanket Bingo.

  17. leah says:

    No, its too much, i am not into the sort of swarzenegger upper body look, he looks different in the face too.

  18. lem says:

    he’s obviously maintaining a much lower body fat percentage than he used to, hence the change to his face.

  19. TreadStyle says:

    I would have to say a big NO, never ever would I.

  20. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Ick. No!