In his new film, The Paperboy, actor Zac Efron spends much of his time in his underpants, according to Associated Press:
"I don't think I was supposed to feel comfortable," the 24-year-old actor told reporters Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. "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."
Director Lee Daniels had a shallower explanation for all the Efron flesh on display.
"He's a good-looking guy," the director said. "And I'm gay. What do you want?"