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Zac Efron addressed dropping condom on red carpet for kids’ movie

Zac Efron addressed dropping condom on red carpet for kids’ movie

The actor found himself in a bit of a conundrum after the contraceptive spilled out of his pocket

Celebrities aren't immune to showing themselves up in public. In fact, they're much more susceptible to it.

A slip-up in an interview here, a fashion faux pas there - and you can bet your bottom dollar a host of photographers will be there to capture the whole thing on camera.

Zac Efron is an A-lister who knows this all too well, as he accidentally dropped a condom while walking the red a kids' movie. The Lorax, to be specific. Take a look at this:

You know that little orange create with thick yellow brows and a humungous moustache who is also the self-proclaimed guardian of the forest? That's the one.

Efron lent his vocal talents to the Dr Seuss flick and starred as the character Theodore 'Ted' Wiggins, a 12-year-old boy who's pursuit to impress a girl leads him to uncover an environmental scandal and the story of the Lorax.

The actor, who was 24 at the time of its release in 2012, was obviously on the aptly-coloured orange carpet at Universal Studios in Hollywood for the film's premiere and was seen greeting a fan while fumbling in his pockets.

In the process, the contents of it ended up spilling into his hands and some even made it onto the floor - and by some, I mean a condom.

Zac Efron was clearly embarrassed by his condom conundrum.

Being the star that he is, Efron quickly recovered from the slip up and began posing for pictures after sliding his sun glasses down over his face in shame.

But it obviously didn't get past the rest of the world that easily, and the Baywatch actor ended up being quizzed about the awkward moment during an interview with disgraced former Today show host Matt Lauer.

Efron admitted the incident had made him reconsider his entire preparation process before hitting movie premieres.

He explained: "I never really had a pocket checking policy to prior to going onto the red carpet before, but now, we fully instated one."

The interviewer said he reckons it 'gives him credit', before adding: "You know, better to be safe than sorry!"

The then-24-year-old was quizzed about the red carpet slip up.
Barry King/FilmMagic

Efron then quipped back: "Yes. It's a great message to add to the many messages in the film."

If you weren't aware, the message of The Lorax is that humans are killing the planet for the sake of greed. So, yeah.

A flustered Lauer then asked: "You've got your own production company... that's a bad pun by the way! What's next for you?"

If he was on a mission to trash Efron's teenybopper, child-friendly image, he was doing a good job.

The High School Musical star then tried to divert attention to his then-upcoming film The Lucky One, before confessing that he 'couldn't help' but blush throughout the condom chat.

I mean, can you blame him?

Featured Image Credit: Barry King/FilmMagic/Getty

Topics: Zac Efron, Celebrity, TV and Film, Viral