A self-described insomniac, he acknowledges wrestling with anxiety ("100 percent") and being plagued by "thoughts, just thoughts, just overthinking things." PHOTOS: Zac Efron Through The Years Currently single, he speaks of "the struggles of dating, of falling in love, of searching for love and being there for your friends when they need you.
There's no question that to receive anything great, like love or respect, or to better yourself, you have to give a piece of yourself away." As he tries to change, he is living an ultrafit life, using weights and a rowing machine, and swimming 20 laps a day. Things are so much easier now." Still, he admits of his battle with addiction, "It's a never-ending struggle." .
"His character tests through the roof, and the most common comment we hear is how much the audience loves seeing him in this new kind of role," says Peter Cramer, co-president of production at Universal Pictures.
"We got him attached, then we went to studios." Efron said yes then and there and was instrumental in the screenplay's development, arguing that his character should be more human, less a villain just spouting venom.
"One thing he was vocal about, which was very smart, was making a movie that wasn't just critical of fraternity life," notes Rogen.
"When you have success young, and you accept the good things, you have to accept all of it.
You have to accept the moments of glory but also a great responsibility.
Cohen and Brendan O' Brien on -like fraternity that moves in next door to Rogen and his onscreen wife (Rose Byrne).