Zac Efron: Having His Mom See His Love Scenes Is 'Awkward'

Stripping off his clothes to shoot love scenes with Taylor Schilling for The Lucky One was fine with Zac Efron – until he watched the movie with his mother, Starla.

“We saw the film together and I was kind of squirming,” Efron, 24, told PEOPLE at Thursday’s New York City Cinema Society screening of the movie.

Go Ahead, Ogle Zac Efron in The Lucky One: Review

Banish your shame: Sexually objectifying Zac Efron is the entire point of The Lucky One.

The kid from High School Musical is all grown up (he’s 24), so go ahead and ogle. That’s professional advice, because the film has lovely views but not much else.

Zac Efron Wasn't Afraid to Film Sex Scenes for The Lucky One

Zac Efron sang and danced his way through High School Musical and lent his voice to The Lorax earlier this year – but the heartthrob is entering new territory with his latest film role, thanks to his steamy love scenes with costar Taylor Schilling in The Lucky One.