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Zendaya Calls Her 'Greatest Showman' Kiss With Zac Efron 'Honestly Dangerous'

Zendaya Calls Her 'Greatest Showman' Kiss With Zac Efron 'Honestly Dangerous'

Zendaya and Zac Efron both have opened up about their kiss in their new movie, The Greatest Showman, on many occasions.

However, in a new interview, the 21-year-old actress gets really honest about the smooch you’ll see on the big screen.

“It’s not a normal kiss,” she emphasizes. “This kiss is very special not just because it’s two actors kissing…these two characters have gone through so much and this kiss symbolises a lot more than just kissing someone.”

Zendaya adds, “In the context of the movie, it’s very brave and honestly dangerous. There’s something special about it in that way.”

The Greatest Showman is out in theaters NOW.

Zendaya Reveals She Didn't Know She Was Cast in 'The Greatest Showman' Until She 'Hung Out' With Zac Efron

Zendaya Reveals She Didn't Know She Was Cast in 'The Greatest Showman' Until She 'Hung Out' With Zac Efron

Auditions for each project — like movies or television — are pretty straight forward.

You read for a group of casting directors, producers, and directors, vying for a part in the project that everyone else is wanting to get — however, that wasn’t the case for Zendaya and The Greatest Showman.

Speaking with the L.A. Times, she spoke about how she learned she got the part, opposite Zac Efron.

“It wasn’t a normal audition; it was more relaxed than that,” she remembers, saying that ahead of the meeting, she recorded her own version of “Rewrite The Stars“.

Zendaya shares, “I was like, ‘Would it be cool if you could send me the song so I could record it?’ I have, like, a studio set up in my garage…’ I wanted to show them what I could do. So I recorded my own version of my half of the song.”

“It was funkier, it had heavier bass and drums,” Zac chimed in about her version of the track. “Her range was shown in it. ‘This is badass.’ Michael [Gracey, director] was giving me side-eye, every time she looked away…”

After presenting her version, she still didn’t know she was cast in the movie — even after Michael invited her to “hang out” with him and Zac.

Zac asked, “You didn’t know yet?”

“I didn’t know,” Zendaya says. “That’s why I recorded the song.”

“Oh, that explains a lot,” he added. “To me, Michael was like, ‘Do you want to hang out with Zendaya and see what she’s like before you guys start shooting?’ ”

The Greatest Showman is out in theaters today.

Zendaya Rocks Butterfly-Inspired Dress at 'Greatest Showman' Australian Premiere!

Zendaya Rocks Butterfly-Inspired Dress at 'Greatest Showman' Australian Premiere!

Zendaya is picture perfect while posing alongside her handsome co-stars Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman at the Australian premiere of their latest film The Greatest Showman held at The Star on Wednesday (December 20) in Sydney, Australia.

The 21-year-old actress and her leading men were joined at the event by their other cast mate Keala Settle, director Michael Gracey and Hugh‘s wife Deborra Lee-Furness, who stepped out to show her support.

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A brand new behind-the-scenes worship clip from The Greatest Showman has just been released featuring Hugh performing “From Now On” with Broadway stars Cynthia Erivo, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Weiss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and the movie’s star Keala – Check out the rousing clip below!


The Greatest Showman | “From Now On” with Hugh Jackman

FYI: Zendaya is wearing a butterfly inspired dress from Moschino by Jeremy Scott. Zac is wearing a Miansai ring.

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Zendaya Joins Zac Efron While Promoting 'The Greatest Showman' in Sydney

Zendaya Joins Zac Efron While Promoting 'The Greatest Showman' in Sydney

Zendaya looks super stylish as she leaves an interview on the Sunrise show on Wednesday (December 20) in Sydney, Australia.

The 21-year-old actress looked super chic in green and yellow floral-print skirt and white blouse while promoting her upcoming movie The Greatest Showman alongside co-stars Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman.

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Later that day, Zac took to Instagram to share a video of his pre-red carpet smoothie before the premiere of the movie.

The Greatest Showman hits theaters on Wednesday, December 20.

FYI: Zendaya is wearing a Rochas skirt.

10+ pictures inside of the stars stepping out in Sydney… More Here! »

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Zac Efron Heads to the Beach in Australia!

Zac Efron Heads to the Beach in Australia!

Zac Efron looks good while heading to the beach!

The 30-year-old actor was spotted spending time on Bondi Beach on Tuesday (December 19) in Sydney, Australia.

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Zac met up with his co-star Hugh Jackman on the beach – the two actors are in town for the Australian premiere of The Greatest Showman. They’re definitely enjoying their time together: they also hit the gym and showed off their muscles!

Earlier in the day, Zac and Hugh were spotted arriving ahead of the premiere at Sydney Airport alongside their co-star, Zendaya.

FYI: Zac is wearing SALT. Lopez sunglasses.

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Zac Efron Bares His Muscular Arms During Workout!

Zac Efron Bares His Muscular Arms During Workout!

Zac Efron showed off his muscles at the gym today!

The High School Musical alum flaunted his biceps on Instagram on Monday (December 18).

He was joined by his Greatest Showman co-star Hugh Jackman.

“Showing @zacefron the sights … #aussie #workout,” Hugh captioned the pic, which Zac reposted.

ICYMI, watch the duo perform a live commercial for The Greatest Showman during the live A Christmas Story Live the day before. It included 150 dancers in a massive spectacle of song and dance.

Don’t miss The Greatest Showman when it hits theaters this Wednesday!

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Zendaya Calls Zac Efron A 'Slightly Awkward, Nerdy Guy' in New Interview

Zendaya Calls Zac Efron A 'Slightly Awkward, Nerdy Guy' in New Interview

If you’re reading this, you were probably a Zac Efron fangirl, yes? Yes.

However, his newest co-star, Zendaya, was not.

Speaking with Elle magazine in a new interview, Zendaya confessed that she wasn’t a huge fangirl, and didn’t have any posters hanging over her bed with his charming smile on it.

“Everybody knows at least two or three Zac Efron obsessives. I happen to not be one of those people,” she says. “That’s a good thing. I got to know him. He’s different from what people think.”

So, what is Zac really like, according to Zendaya? “He’s this slightly awkward, nerdy kid who happens to have this life.”

You can catch both Zac and Zendaya in The Greatest Showman, opening on Wednesday, December 20th.

Zendaya & Zac Efron Sing In 'Greatest Showman' Live Commercial

Zendaya & Zac Efron Sing In 'Greatest Showman' Live Commercial

Zendaya, Hugh Jackman, and Zac Efron get into costume for the first ever live movie commercial!

The Greatest Showman cast was joined by fellow cast mate Keala Settle as they performed “Come Alive” from the upcoming musical during the A Christmas Story Live telecast on Sunday (December 17).

The live commercial for the movie, which arrives in theaters on December 20, included 150 dancers in a massive spectacle of song and dance.

“We did it! We did it!” the cast happily yelled while hugging each other immediately after wrapping up the major performance.

Watch the live commercial below!


The Greatest Showman Live Commercial