It’s been years since Zac Efron entered rehab for drug addiction, but the Baywatch star is slowly starting to open up about his sobriety.
In the June issue of Elle, the 28-year-old spoke on how life-changing it’s been for him.
And considering he hasn’t really spoken out much since getting clean, this is pretty big. He shared:
“What I found is structure. That led me to a balance of opposites: You get out of life what you put in. There was a moment when my morning routine was, like, Get up and Google yourself. But that stopped, dramatically and instantly, probably three years ago. I realized that viewing yourself through other people’s pictures is not living your own life. I wasn’t really being myself. A lot of my hobbies had gone out the window. I couldn’t skateboard or surf for fear of being followed. Crossing the line of fear is what leads to greatness.”
If you don’t remember, the actor reportedly overdosed on heroin before entering rehab in 2013. Such scary stuff!
But it sounds like Zac is getting back to being himself now. We couldn’t be happier!
He even continued that he’s facing his fears, revealing:
“I was in Hawaii recently, and I went shark diving with some researchers. I came face to face with a shark. I could either turn and try to beat the shark to the boat, or I could look it in the eyes and let it know I’m present and I’m not afraid. It went right past me, and I put my hand out and I actually rode the shark for 10 or 15 seconds. After that it came back and it swam under my legs and I just kind of touched it from the nose all the way to the tail. The researchers said that’s a sign of respect. It goes back to that Bruce Lee quote, ‘Be like water├óΓé¼┬ª. If you pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.'”
The former High School Musical star also has his family’s support. While he didn’t go too much into detail, he did divulge:
“My parents love me in very different ways. But they checked every box. My dad always taught me to be driven. I was always the shortest kid at school. Always the worst kid on the team. I’d come home after practice and my dad would build a basketball hoop. Then we’d go out and shoot 100 free throws. Pretty soon every time I got fouled I would make my free throws.”
And on an even lighter note, the single star dished on getting topless in movies… and maybe even more:
“Let’s just say I’m not opposed to anything. But if you’re gonna pull your d*ck out, it’d better be for an Academy Award-winning movie.”
Fair enough! LOLz!
We can only hope he has that in the works already! But in all seriousness, it’s good to hear Zac is doing better.
[Image via WENN.]