What happened to Zac Efron's face and did he have plastic surgery? (2024)

Zac Efron plays the dashing lead in Netflix’s new rom-com, A Family Affair, but fans are already pointing out how different the actor looks.

The High School Musical star, 36, appears opposite Nicole Kidman and Joey King in the new film that follows movie star Chris (Zac) who strikes up a relationship with his assistant’s (Joey) widowed mother Brooke (Nicole) with chaotic results for the trio.

As viewers delivered their verdict on whether this latest streaming service romance is a hit or miss, many have shared concerns over the actor’s face, saying he looks like an ‘entirely different person’.

Others speculated whether he has taken the familiar pipeline for many Hollywood stars and invested in some form of cosmetic surgery.

Although the Iron Claw actor has had jaw surgery in the past, it’s not for the reason fans may assume.

So here’s everything we know about the Hollywood star’s facial transformation.

What actually happened to his jaw?

News that Zac hurt himself first broke in 2013, with details emerging that his jaw had been wired shut and he required stitches.

In April 2021, after an Earth Day special Bill Nye, the internet caught onto how radically different his facial structure appeared, sparking social media discourse about what happened.

A year later, the Greatest Showman actor told Men’s Health Magazine that he severely injured his jaw in a freak accident at home.

He explained that he had been running through his house in socks and slipped, smashing his chin against the granite corner of a fountain.

He added that the masseter muscles in his face, used for chewing, were affected and after his injury, the muscles on the inside of his face and jaw had to compensate.

He worked with a specialist and physical therapist during his recovery with noticeable side effects. ‘The masseters just grew,’ he added.

‘They just got really, really big.’

What are the masseter muscles?

According to the National Institutes of Health: ‘The masseter muscle is one of the four muscles responsible for the action of mastication (chewing). When the masseter contracts it causes powerful elevation of the mandible causing the mouth to close’

He later spoke with Entertainment Tonight about his reaction to the rampant online speculation.

‘My mom told me.I don’treally read the internet, so, I don’t really give a f**k,” Zac initially explained.

‘It was funny,’ he said about the idea he had received plastic surgery. ‘It sucks. I almost died, but we’re good.’

What has Zac previously said about his relationship with body image?

Zac has previously opened up about his struggles with transforming his looks for certain roles such as in Baywatch and the Iron Claw.

Elsewhere in his interview with Men’s Health he explained that he wasn’t sure the chiselled Baywatch look was ‘really attainable’.

He continued: ‘[It] required Lasix, powerful diuretics, to achieve. So I don’t need to do that. I much prefer to have an extra, you know, 2 to 3 percent body fat,

He overtrained his body and ate the same three meals every day, going to bed after midnight post-filing and waking up at 4am.

‘I started to develop insomnia. And I fell into a pretty bad depression, for a long time. Something about that experience burned me out. I had a really hard time recentering.’

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Zac added: ‘Ultimately they chalked it up to taking way too many diuretics for way too long, and it messed something up.’

Although it ‘used to be a dream’ to have his body ‘in shape all the time’, his attitude eventually shifted.

‘What if I just say, “F**k it” and let myself go? So I tried it, and I was successful.

‘And for all the reasons I thought it would be incredible, I was just miserable. My body would not feel healthy; I just didn’t feel alive. I felt bogged down and slow.’

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What happened to Zac Efron's face and did he have plastic surgery? ›

In real life, Efron had an accident several years ago where he broke his jaw and needed surgery to fix it. He also underwent physical therapy, which he changed his jawline, he told Men's Health in 2022.

What is Zac Efron's net worth? ›

Personal life. Efron was on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2008 at number 92, with estimated earnings of $5.8 million from June 2007 to June 2008. In April 2009, his personal wealth equaled about $10 million. In May 2015, Efron's net worth was $18 million.

Where is Zac Efron right now? ›

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Efron has been living in Australia, where he is filming his new survival thriller, Gold. Signally, the move may be permanent; he put his Los Angeles home on the market back in December for $5,900,000 after purchasing the property in 2013 for $3,995,000.

Who is Zac Efron married to? ›

Personal Life: In 2016, he married Sasha Clements, star of the Disney Channel movie How to Build a Better Boy. Professional Life: The actress went on to star on the sitcom Here We Go Again and the comedy movie We Are Family. In 2018, her online talk show Gimme Mo transitioned to TV for a brief run on Discovery Life.

Who is Zac Efron's baby sister? ›

Zac and Dylan are the proud sons of parents of David Efron and Starla Baskett, who divorced in 2016. David then welcomed the brothers' younger half-siblings, Olivia and Henry, during his second marriage. Zac Efron and his 4-year-old sister Olivia.

Is Hugh Jackman a billionaire? ›

Jackman's Career Has Earned Him A Tidy Sum

As of late 2023, Hugh Jackman's net worth is estimated at a staggering $180 million (via Parade). This impressive figure is a testament to his successful career in both film and stage.

What is Ryan Reynolds worth? ›

Reynolds has an estimated net worth of $350 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. T-Mobile entered into a $1.35 billion deal to buy Reynolds-backed wireless carrier Mint Mobile in March 2023. Reynolds sold his gin company, Aviation Gin, for $610 million to European alcohol company, Diageo in 2020.

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