Zac Efron sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night to talk about his role in the upcoming “Baywatch” film. The actor’s arrogant character was rumored to have been inspired by Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, but Zac revealed that he had another celeb in mind when developing his role.
The actor said that originally his character was someone who left his family and job, but didn’t like that too much. “I was like, ‘No, I want to be like the early Justin Bieber of swimming,'” Zac said. “Like, who’s that cocky dude that messes up, but he still has a good heart,” he added.
Although Zac planned to model is character after Justin, even he couldn’t help but admit the similarities his “Baywatch” character and Ryan share.
Watch clips of Zac’s interview below.
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