When asked at Saturday’s South Beach premiere of the new film if he’s ever been hazed by his costars when the cameras stop rolling at, Efron tells PEOPLE, “Absolutely. I’ve probably been hazed more than anybody.”
“People think that I think I’m cool, so they haze me,” Efron explains. He adds with a laugh, “Then they realize I’m not cool, nor do I think I’m cool, and then eventually it stops. Or it keeps going, and it’s going to be a never-ending cycle.”
It comes as no surprise that Efron’s Neighbors costar Seth Rogan was — and continues to be — one of the worst offenders.
“Seth Rogan still goes for it,” he reveals. “But, it’s actually kind of a compliment — he’s like my hero, so even being hazed by him is fun.”
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One person who does think the High School Musical star is cool? Baywatch legend David Hasselhoff.
“Zac came down on the set the day we were shooting and said, ‘What is the secret to Baywatch?’ and I said, ‘Heart, humor, action and just be cool.’ And you know what? He’s got it,” Hasselhoff tells PEOPLE.
Baywatch hits theaters May 25.