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May 6th
07:58 am
Baywatch Roundup  


Zac talks about #efronhasfallen from USA Today:
It's the beach running wipe-out seen around the world.

Zac Efron was cruising along the beach last week for the money shot of Baywatch, the movie. He was looking beautifully ripped alongside his bathing suit-clad co-stars, including Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach.

Then Efron took a masterful stumble on the beach, captured by cameras.

"I just totally tripped," Efron told USA TODAY with a smile about the mishap. "And it was the most important shot, literally the most important shot of Baywatch."

Well let's keep in mind, it is meant to be a raunchy comedy. So the fall seemed to fit right in. But Efron insisted the wipe-out was definitely not in the script.

"I fell," Efron said Saturday during a press stop for his comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Efron flew to Los Angeles from the Baywatch set and added that his co-stars got a laugh from the spill. "They liked it."

Running at a sprint and falling can be dangerous. But Efron reacted well in the moment.

"I went into a dive-roll, it was cool," he said.

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kleth on May 6th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
They should totally keep zac's wipe-out scene in the movie. It's a classic send-up on the original iconic Baywatch TV scene. Zac should not have admitted it was a mishap. He should have said he was improvising, like the skilled actor he is.
countessm3countessm3 on May 6th, 2016 03:25 pm (UTC)
I agree they should keep it in the movie, but disagree he should have said he was improvising. People relate to the foibles of otherwise perfect people (and hence the internet-wide love and support for Colton Haynes for coming out as suffering from mental illness in addition to coming out as gay).

Zac has admitted he's awkward/klutzy (?) before. This makes him loveable. Despite what Hollywood believes, people relate to weaknesses rather than strengths. Zac is already so polished and professional, showing a deficiency or two is endearing.

This is a lovely interview, btw: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fitness/exercise/zac-efron-on-the-worst-thing-about-his-perfect-body-oh-and-he-talks-about-movies/news-story/cc5ff77f8a0238026b3962c928ee9d03

Edited at 2016-05-06 03:26 pm (UTC)
kleth on May 6th, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't mean he should claim to have been improvising seriously. He should have done it with a wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Actors in comedies are often encouraged to improvise; it's also a kind of competition between the actors themselves, trying to overshadow or trip up their co-stars. So claiming he was improvising would have been a good joke in itself.

"I didn't really slip on a wet floor and break my face on the fountain, I was really trying to do a back flip into the water!"
kleth on May 7th, 2016 03:29 pm (UTC)
And I should have added, I agree with your primary point completely. Zac is young, bright, beautiful, talented, rich, famous, and can get more women than he could service by just crooking his finger. Oh, and he's also a very nice guy.

Please, show me a flaw! I feel a little better about myself every time he takes a dumb-ass tumble. And I like him even more, because he reveals his humanity. So, he's not a god walking the earth after all!
countessm3countessm3 on May 7th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
>can get more women than he could service by just crooking his finger.

He wouldn't even have to crook his finger for me, lol.

>And I like him even more, because he reveals his humanity

Yes, yes, and yes. Totally agree.
kleth on May 10th, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
"He wouldn't even have to crook his finger for me, lol."

Come on, make him work for it.