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“I’m in no contractual obligation to kiss anyone”: Intimate Scene With Zendaya Was the Best On Screen Kiss For Her Co-star Zac Efron

"I'm in no contractual obligation to kiss anyone": Intimate Scene With Zendaya Was the Best On Screen Kiss For Her Co-star Zac Efron

Zendaya has achieved a whole lot of wonderful titles to her name at a young age. Giving a boost to her career through the Spider-Man franchise playing Michelle Jones or MJ she appeared in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and HBO’s acclaimed series Euphoria.

Zendaya and Zac Efron in The Greatest Showman
Zendaya and Zac Efron in The Greatest Showman. Source: 20th Century Studios

Zendaya’s The Greatest Showman co-star Zac Efron has also made his name appearing in several movies including his best-known High School Musical trilogy where he played Troy Bolton. Known for comedic roles in movies, the actor has appeared in a few musical films including the Zendaya starrer movie where the duo was seen doing on-screen romances and kisses. Both the actors revealed their kissing experiences later.

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Zac Efron Opened Up About Kissing Zendaya 

Zac Efron and Zendaya in Michael Gracey's The Greatest Showman
Zac Efron and Zendaya in Michael Gracey’s The Greatest Showman. Source: 20th Century Studios

The Greatest Showman has some intense lip-locking scenes between Zendaya and Zac Efron. Talking to the press for the film, the actor said, “I’m pretty lucky.” Efron was asked if he had any contractual requirement to kiss his costars, to which he responded, “I’m in no contractual obligation to kiss anyone, I just get to kiss a lot of cool people.”

Earlier, the High School Musical actor kissed quite a lot of popular female celebrities on screen. But the actor revealed that his kiss with Zendaya was his favorite on-screen kiss. “This might be my favorite kiss, I think ever,” Efron said.

“Just because at this point for these characters, it’s so built up, the tension between them is so strong, and literally, just a glance between them is electric.”

“And when they finally have the courage in that moment to finally connect and get that kiss, it’s that epic musical moment,” he added.

Further, Efron was fascinated and surprised to work with the Euphoria star. Talking to Glamour Magazine UK, the actor revealed that he was blown away seeing Zendaya doing her own stunts, “The first time I walked in, it was her doing it.”

“I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was a professional something…and then it was her. I was like ‘What the heck, are you kidding me?'”

The actors made a good pair with a smooth romantic flow in the musical drama where they sang through the narrative.

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Zendaya Said Kissing Zac Efron Was Dangerous

Zendaya said her intimate kiss with co-star Zac Efron was dangerous
Zendaya said her intimate kiss with co-star Zac Efron was dangerous. Source: 20th Century Studios

Zendaya’s character Anne, a trapeze artist, and Efron playing an associate of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) named Phillip are quite important for the narrative of the movie. They have a few integral lip-locks in the film. While describing her kiss with Efron, the Euphoria actor said, “It’s not a normal kiss.” “This kiss is very special not just because it’s two actors kissing,” she told Yahoo Australia.

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

Further, the actor revealed that there is much greater implication behind the kissing of the characters which also includes a racial representation in the film’s narrative.

“A big part of my character’s storyline, the reason that she is an oddity, is that she and her brother are black. That is what makes them different,” Zendaya told InStyle. “It all gets halted when she starts falling for someone who’s white,” she said. 

“I’m biracial, so there are so many [shared] experiences there. I think it’s a cool side storyline. It’s something that you get invested in.”

But Zendaya admired Efron saying that he “was a great partner.” “Because we body-slammed into each other. We were trying to hold onto each other. But he was always there, always super supportive,” she told British Vogue.

Zendaya is set to appear in Dune: Part Two which is slated for the 3 November 2023 release. She will also appear in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic sports comedy Challengers. The movie is scheduled to hit theatres on 11 August 2023.

Efron will play Chris Cole in Richard LaGravenese’s Netflix movie, A Family Affair which is scheduled to release on 17 November 2023.

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Written by Lachit Roy

Lachit Roy is a science and entertainment news writer with a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Tezpur University. He has covered various science articles on and is very enthusiastic about writing entertainment news and trends. Being a movie buff, he is keen on possessing knowledge of the world of cinema and is very fond of bringing the news of the entertainment world to the global fandom. When not writing, he would spend most of his time watching movies or series, sometimes gardening but mostly acquiring knowledge of the beats of his interest.