08/09/2010 12:35 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Zac Efron On Meeting Tom Cruise & Sleeping Around

Zac Efron graces the September cover of Details magazine to promote "Charlie St. Cloud," the blink and you missed it feature that opened a few weeks ago.

Inside he talks about meeting Tom Cruise once, the enviable attitude of Shia LaBeouf and his choice to have a girlfriend when he could, as he puts it, "bathe in pussy" instead.

On Shia LaBeouf's attitude:

"I'm so jealous of that," Zac says of Shia, whom he doesn't know personally. "Yeah, that's awesome to not give a sh-. And Shia still pulls it off. That's so cool. It's just awesome. It just comes easy to some people."

On Tom Cruise, who flagged Zac down in the CAA lobby:

"You ride motorcycles?" Cruise asked him. Alas, he didn't. "You wanna learn how?" Cruise invited him out to his house, taught him how a motorcycle engine works, showed him the hangar with his dozens of pristine bikes--including the Triumphs he rode in the Mission: Impossible movies. Efron was allowed to ride a pedigree-less dirt bike. "He made so many great movies," Efron says of Cruise. "I get the feeling that he works really, really hard. It didn't come from swagger with him. It came from dedication, hard work. You see it in the way he physicalizes everything. You watch The Last Samurai and that's him! He's really doing that." I ask Efron why he supposes Cruise bothered reaching out to him. "I don't know," he says. "I don't even want to know. It's just so cool that he gave a shit, the fact that he cared at all. No one else did that."

On girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens:

[The interviewer suggests that] now might be the time for him to immerse himself in the company of more than one lady friend. "Bathe in pussy?" he [Zac] repeats. "Yeah, everyone tells me that. I think a lot of guys would enjoy that. But I'm not really like that." I point out that he does not know if he would enjoy this or not, since he has never been famous and single. "Believe me," he says. "I rack my brain thinking, 'Why am I not out there playing the field?' One of my buddies was like, 'You have no idea what's going on right now. You're peaking on Ecstasy and you're watching TV.' But it's not in my heart."