Zac_EfronThe ‘Charlie St. Cloud’ star insists Vanessa Hudgens was “fine” about his recent night out to see exotic dancers at New York nightspot Flashdancers Gentlemen’s Club with two pals – including ‘High School Musical’ co-star Corbin Bleu – though he admitted he felt awkward about telling her his plans.

He said: “The hardest part was calling my girlfriend beforehand. How do you start that conversation without feeling like a total a*shole? It was hard. She was fine with it.”

Zac laughed off reports he had spent $2,000 in the club and claims the visit wasn’t as glamorous as he had imagined it would be.

He told US TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel: “I’m not really the type of guy that does that kind of thing often. I’ve heard a lot about these places, mostly from rap music. It was supposed to be pretty reputable. I envisioned myself sitting on a nice couch, shades on, with T-Pain and Usher, making it rain money – and it just wasn’t like that.”