10:16 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 04/20/2012 08:00AM
Stripping off his clothes to shoot love scenes with Taylor Schilling for The Lucky One was fine with Zac Efron – until he watched the movie with his mother, Starla.
"We saw the film together and I was kind of squirming," Efron, 24, told PEOPLE at Thursday's New York City Cinema Society screening of the movie.
"Even though she was a couple of seats down from me, I tried to duck out during those scenes because it was too embarrassing. Obviously I'm acting, but knowing that my mom and my family were watching is kind of awkward. There's really no way around it."
Originally posted 04/19/2012 08:30AM
Originally posted 04/17/2012 09:45AM
Zac Efron sang and danced his way through High School Musical and lent his voice to The Lorax earlier this year – but the heartthrob is entering new territory with his latest film role, thanks to his steamy love scenes with costar Taylor Schilling in The Lucky One.
"From his past films, [director Scott Hicks] is incredible with capturing the love in those scenes. Everyone builds those scenes up," Efron, 24, told PEOPLE at Monday's Hollywood premiere of The Lucky One, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.
"There is sort of a fear inherent in everyone else so me and Taylor weren't afraid at all."
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