Zac Efron was terrified of Nicole Kidman sex scenes in The Paperboy

Zac Efron is well versed in beautiful women, after all he used to date Vanessa Hudgens, but it appears nothing could prepare him for his sex scene with Nicole Kidman in the upcoming film, The Paperboy. In fact, he’s admitted it ‘scared’ him.

Speaking about the steamy on camera moments, the former High School Musical star told Black Book magazine: ‘I've never been so scared in my life, but that moment affirmed this movie was everything I set out to do.’

The film is a racy ride featuring intimate sex scenes as well as more explicit moments – which will once and for all shatter the actor’s innocent image.

It didn’t take Nicole long to get in the mood of things, with Zac adding: ‘[On the first day of filming] Nicole just completely went for it. She was telling everyone “I'm bringing my A-game. What do you have?”'

Although Zac soon settled into his role playing a newspaper reporter trying to help Nicole’s character’s husband escape his death sentence for murder.

Zac previously said: ‘The love scenes with Nicole Kidman were the highlight of my life. Every scene felt like I was in Moulin Rouge.’