When Hugh Jackman saved Zac Efron from a burning, exploding movie set
Zac Efron recounted the story of how his co-star Hugh Jackman became a real life superhero and saved him from a burning set on the new movie The Greatest Showman.hollywood Updated: Apr 02, 2017 12:35 IST
Hugh Jackman may have stopped playing the superhero Wolverine on screen, but he hasn’t stopped being the hero in real life.
Heat Vision reports that Jackman saved co-star Zac Efron on the sets of their new film The Greatest Showman after it caught fire.
“It started to get late, and some of the pyrotechnics got a little bit too hot,” said Efron. “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.”
The Greatest Showman is due out Christmas day. Jackman and Efron were at the Las Vegas CinemaCon introducing first footage from the film.
In March 2016, Jackman was caught on camera as he came to the rescue of his son and other beachgoers as rough seas threatened to pull them under at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
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