Zac Efron is best known for being the fresh-faced kid from Disney's High School Musical series, so it was a tad surprising to hear he was spotted spending big bucks at a New York City strip club Sunday, a far cry from his normally squeaky-clean image.
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The former High School Musical star, now 22, joked about his visit on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, saying he's "cutting back right now.
"I'm trying to keep it between, like you know, three or four nights a week," Efron said.
Asked if he spent $2,000 at the club (a number reported by some outlets), Efron said, "It was like $6 ... I don't think I opened my wallet."
Kimmel asked him how he deals with the situation with his lovely girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, 21.
Said Efron: “It's like how do you even start that conversation ... it 's hard."
Efron's new movie, Charlie St. Cloud, co-starring Hollywood greats Ray Liotta and Kim Basinger, opens Friday . July 30.