CinemaCon has been nothing short of eye opening this year. Not only are we getting pearls with regard to movie footage but the stories that some of the panels are tells have been incredible. The latest story that just surfaced comes from Zac Efron and it involves none other than Hugh Jackman. The two are starring in a movie together called The Greatest Showman which is set to be released on Christmas Day. The film centers on the life of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), founder of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. As it turns out things got a little dangerous on set. According to Efron,
“It started to get late, and some of the pyrotechnics got a little bit too hot,” Efron said. “We burst out of the building. It looked great on camera. We didn’t know it [during the stunt], but it was pretty intense. I watched playback, and he saved me from a burning building. It later exploded that night. It was a set, but it later burned down.” Efron added, “Hugh Jackman saving you from a burning building? It’s every girl’s dream.”
Every girl’s dream? I’m sorry. I’m a married man with two kids and am as heterosexual as they come. I’m pretty sure my dream is to have Hugh Jackman save me from a burning building too. It’s every person’s dream.