Zac Efron spray-painted a pair of jeans onto his legs before stopping by the Queen Latifah Show on Thursday, where he put the dick jokes to rest for a moment to talk current events with his old Hairspray pal.
The 26-year-old heartthrob is enjoying major success as his new hit movie Neighbors remains #1 at the box office this weekend, but the greatest news of all comes when he reveals that he’s committed to “using social media more often.” One can only hope this leads to more shirtless selfies.
The topic turned to Michael Jackson’s new posthumus album, which prompted Efron to share a heartfelt story about the time he cried uncontrollably on the phone with the King of Pop:
[I told him] you’re the reason I’m in music, you’re the reason I do what I do, you’ve been an inspiration to me since I was a little boy, you taught me so much, you’re why I do this. Like, I love you.’
I started crying again, and literally I had to leave the room, and everybody was laughing, and then he started crying — we were both crying for like a minute, to each other, like uncontrollably — and then he said ‘See Zac? Dreams really do come true.’
And I said ‘You can’t say that to me man.’ I’ll never forget that.
Below, watch the Sexiest Motherf*cker Alive pay homage to his idol with a flawless moonwalk: