Celebrity·Posted on Sep 7, 2022Zac Efron Says He Suffered A "Pretty Bad Depression" Because Of His "Baywatch" Body"I don’t need to do that. I much prefer to have an extra, you know, 2 to 3% body fat.”by Larry FitzmauriceBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Hey, remember when Zac Efron was in the Baywatch movie? Frank Masi / Everett Collection Maybe you do, maybe you don't. The movie wasn't exactly a huge success, but one thing about the 2017 movie: Zac was jacked. Frank Masi / Everett Collection Zac was so jacked that, if you saw the movie — or, hell, even just looked at these pictures — you probably thought, "What was it like to get to the point where you look like that?" Frank Masi / Everett Collection Well, according to Zac, it was pretty miserable. Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images In a new interview with Men's Health, Zac admitted that the lengths he had to go to in order to achieve his Baywatch body were unnecessarily extreme — and they did some damage in the long run. Samir Hussein / Getty Images / WireImage Zac expressed doubt that his "look" in the film is "really attainable," and noted that he had to use a powerful diuretic to achieve it. Frank Masi / Everett Collection According to the Mayo Clinic, diuretics "help rid your body of salt (sodium) and water." "There’s just too little water in the skin. Like, it’s fake," he said, later adding, "I don’t need to do that. I much prefer to have an extra, you know, 2 to 3% body fat.” Frank Masi / Everett Collection Because of those powerful diuretics, Zac ended up experiencing some mental health issues as well. Frank Masi / Everett Collection "I started to develop insomnia and I fell into a pretty bad depression for a long time," he said. "Something about that experience burned me out." Frank Masi / Everett Collection "I had a really hard time re-centering. Ultimately, they chalked it up to taking way too many diuretics for way too long, and it messed something up.” Elizabeth Goodenough / Everett Collection Zac's experience serves as a great reminder that, when it comes to your own personal goals, just being yourself and embracing who you are is more important than anything else. Frank Masi / Paramount / Everett Collection Read the entire interview with Zac here.