Zendaya is becoming quite the Hollywood up and coming starlet, in only her second major motion picture, she plays an interesting role opposite hunky Zac Efron.
At the New York premiere of the film, The Greatest Showman, Zendaya looked and embodied every bit the Hollywood stunner in a sleek, short bob, simple makeup, and a black cascading gown.
Zendaya is candid about how nervous and awe-inspired she was during the course of the premiere as she’s still getting used to this aspect of her career. In the film, she plays the graceful and gorgeous trapeze artist who falls in love with Zac Efron’s character.
The Greatest Showman is about the crazy, intrinsic world of the circus. All the acts and dynamics serve an exploration into the madness and magic of a traveling circus act. The film also stars Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.
During the press tour for the show, Zendaya and Efron spoke about the onscreen relationship between their two characters. They share an authentic and natural type of chemistry that comes to a head during a specific part of the film. Efron explains it as “his favorite kiss ever” because of how much tension and electricity has built up between the two characters.
Zendaya agrees that it’s the perfect culmination of a moment between these two people who may be fighting against the pull towards one another. It’s a big “finally” type of reaction when the two of them come together in a romantic way and seal it with a kiss. There is a big payoff for the audience who will be rooting for the two of these characters from the time they lock eyes at the beginning of the film.
It seems that connection was established between the actors themselves, as Zendaya praised Efron for being the perfect partner in the film, especially because of the intense physical work and stunts they had to do. Efron said that many times they could have easily gotten hurt but they worked so well together and listened so steadfastly to each other. What a great duo.
The Greatest Showman opens nationwide December 20th.