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 Zac Efron has been promoting his upcoming film The Lorax, but his actions on the red carpet have been getting all the attention.

At the premiere of the film, Efron, 24, pulled something from his pocket for his publicist to hold, and a condom accidentally fell out with it. During an appearance on Today Thursday, the actor laughed off the awkward moment. "I never really had a pocket-checking policy prior to going on the red carpet before, but now we've fully instated one," Efron said.

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Matt Lauer then clarified that they were talking about a condom, to which Efron joked, "That was really hard for you to say!" "It's better to be safe than sorry," Lauer said. "It's a great message to add to the many messages in the film," Efron responded.

Watch the full interview and the original viral video of the condom-dropping incident below:

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