Who better to judge your latest work than your own mother? Zac Efron didn’t think any differently until he watched his steamy sex scenes on the big screen with his mom.
Even though Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling agreed that their sex scenes were simple to shoot, the leading man of The Lucky One didn’t think they were awkward until he watched the movie with his mother, Starla.
“We saw the film together and I was kind of squirming,” Efron told People at Thursday’s New York City Cinema Society screening of the movie. “Even though she was a couple of seats down from me, I tried to duck out during those scenes because it was too embarrassing. Obviously I’m acting, but knowing that my mom and my family were watching is kind of awkward. There’s really no way around it.”
While we’re gushing about Efron’s new body and ogling him throughout the film, his mother just laughed instead.
“She was just laughing about it in a good way,” Efron said. “She said, ‘That’s my boy!’ I think she was proud of me at the end of it, even if it was weird for her to watch. My mom is my biggest supporter.”
Efron believes that his mother raised him to be considerate of others at all times — especially women.
“She’s always giving me tips like that,” he said. “My mom is the number one person who has taught me to be courteous towards women, to always be respectful and polite to them, and to always lead with your heart.”