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.
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?”
Well, according to Zac, it was pretty miserable.
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, too.
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.
“There’s just too little water in the skin. Like, it’s fake,” he explained, later adding, “I don’t need to do that. I much prefer to have an extra, you know, 2 to 3 percent body fat.”
Because of those powerful diuretics, Zac ended up experiencing some mental health issues as well.
“I started to develop insomnia and I fell into a pretty bad depression, for a long time,” he recalled. “Something about that experience burned me out.”
“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.”
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.