Try as I may to dislike Zac Efron, and believe me, I have, it’s almost impossible to. He’s too much of a darling.
Let’s clear things up first though: he’s objectively too good-looking, creating an impossible beauty standard for us normal blokes to aspire to.
Of course nobody is going to want to date me when they’ve seen him in Baywatch. I never stood a chance.
Not only does he look he’s been carved out of stone by Zeus himself, he’s also a sweet man with quality acting chops.
His transition from all-singing teen heartthrob Troy Bolton in High School Musical to cold-blooded serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile only demonstrates his many talents. Talents that are now spilling over into the documentary world.
That’s because he’s releasing his own travel docuseries on Netflix today called Down to Earth with Zac Efron, and never a title has been more befitting.
A Netflix synopsis of the show reads: “Actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in a travel show that explores healthy, sustainable ways to live.”
“We need to start rethinking how we consume everything, from our food to our power,” Efron says via voiceover in the trailer. “Change has to start somewhere. Maybe it’s time we all change.”
It’s essentially Attenborough if he could be arsed going to the actual places anymore, albeit with a slightly patronising celebrity message about how all us normal people are shit and need to do more to save the planet.
Celebs love telling us that.
Earlier this year, Efron posted a message on Earth Day, writing:
“Happy Earth Day! I have always been in awe of the magic and mystery of Mother Nature. Exploring the unknown has always been a true passion in my life and now, more than ever, I realize how important it is to take care of our planet, our people and every living thing we share it with. Please be safe, be healthy and be kind to one another.”
Of course the irony being that he probably racks up 10x as many air miles as any normal person.
If you want to see Zac galavanting around the globe campaigning for change, then this is the show for you.
Sadly he doesn’t do it while sporting a mere loin cloth, but one of the episodes does feature a ‘community fart bag’.
Swings and roundabouts….
You can watch Down to Earth on Netflix now!