Zac Efron Is a Dirty, Dirty Man

Zac Efron dirties up nicely.

The 21-year-old High School Musical alum pretties up the cover of the April Interview magazine, captured in all his muddy glory by  lensman Mikael Jansson.

He also frolics with a seemingly naked lass in the photos, which should thrill his girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, to no end.

In his accompanying Q&A with film director Gus Van Sant, Efron dishes about the photo-shoot, noting, ” I think it went pretty cool. There was, like, a giant sandbox in the middle of a studio, and then I just got to roll around in the dirt for a couple of hours. I got pretty dirty by the end of it, so that was fun. It was definitely different from anything I had ever done before. The photographer was really fun to work with. . .He recommended some furniture.”

Check out the pics of Zac Efron in our gallery, and have your say in the comments section: Did Interview do Zac Efron right?