'A fan bit me': Zac Efron jokes about his injured hand as he arrives at the European premiere of his new film The Lucky One
20:07 GMT, 23 April 2012
It's sure to cause some concern and dismay among his huge fan base as to why Zac Efron was sporting an injured hand tonight.
But if the young actor is to be believed, it was because one of his female admirers got a little too close for comfort.
He arrived at the European premiere of his new film The Lucky One at the Bluebird in Chelsea tonight sporting a flesh-coloured bandage on his left hand.
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What did you do, Zac Actor Efron sports a bandages hand as he arrived for the premiere of his new film The Lucky One with co-star Taylor Schilling
And when asked by waiting reporters what he had done to cause the injury, he smiled and said: 'A fan bit me'.
He was only joking, but considering the over-excited frenzy his fans can get into when he's in their vicinity, it wouldn't be surprising.
Show us the teeth marks then! Zac joked that a fan had bit his hand
What out for the jealous fans, Taylor! Zac's hand lingered on Miss Schilling's bottom as they posed for pictures
Ouch! Zac's hand didn't look too badly injured but there will be plenty of fans wanting to kiss it better nonetheless
Some reports said he cut his hand in a 'fruit related accident' but it was still unclear how.
But he didn't let his little injury stop revelling in the glory of the flashbulbs as he and co-star Taylor Schilling posed for pictures on the red carpet.
And the pair looked very cosy together as they got close and held hands as they made their way inside the venue, stopping to chat to fans and report which stars Zac, 24, as US Marine Logan Thibault who returns home from a tour of duty on a mission to find a woman in a photograph that has been his lucky charm during the war.
No one knows me: Taylor didn't stray too far from Zac's side tonight as she made her red carpet debut in the UK
Mind your hand! Zac looked a little cautious as he stopped to pose for a picture with a fan
The woman is Beth, played by
Schilling, who he finds in a small town in Colorado and ends up working
for her family's kennel business and romance soon develops between them.
Schilling, 27, is a relatively unknown actress and this film, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, is her big break.
Private joke: Zac made Schilling feel at ease as she looked a little overwhelmed at all the attention
She looked very pretty in an unusual multi-coloured crocheted dress and towering black heels.
The pair were joined at the premiere by socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, who also went for the crocheted look and arrived in a pretty grey dress which she showed off as she gave a twirl on the red carpet.
The film is released in the UK on May 4.
Give us a twirl, Tara! Miss Palmer-Tomkinson arrived at the premiere in a pretty grey crocheted dress