Zac Efron dons Dolce & Gabbana at The Paperboy premiere at Cannes. (Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
However, it's Efron, 24, who is decidedly stripped-down for the film. Singer Macy Gray, who plays a maid in the movie, estimated that, "[Efron] was in his underwear half the time." At Cannes, director Daniels joked that Efron's barely-there clothing was his choice. "He's a good-looking guy," Daniels said. "And I'm gay. What do you want?"
On a more serious note, Efron confessed that he was uneasy shooting in such a skimpy wardrobe, but that was okay with him. "I don't think I was supposed to feel comfortable," the former boyfriend of Vanessa Hudgens said. "It's like life. This character is supposed to be learning the ways of the world, and that can be very uncomfortable. But it's also exciting." In one scene, for example, Kidman's character reportedly urinates on Efron to help him after a jellyfish sting. Talk about awkward!
Efron clearly enjoyed was working with the 44-year-old Kidman, who won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in 2002 movie "The Hours." "I've been in love with her for a long time — since 'Moulin Rouge,'" Efron said of the 2001 flick. "It was the loveliest time in the world for me."
"The Paperboy" is up for the Palme d'Or at Cannes, which is awarded to the festival's best film every year. But whether it wins that or any other award, something tells me plenty of people will be willing to check it out anyway!
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