Zendaya Reveals She Didn't Know She Was Cast in 'The Greatest Showman' Until She 'Hung Out' With Zac Efron

Zendaya Reveals She Didn't Know She Was Cast in 'The Greatest Showman' Until She 'Hung Out' With Zac Efron

Auditions for each project — like movies or television — are pretty straight forward.

You read for a group of casting directors, producers, and directors, vying for a part in the project that everyone else is wanting to get — however, that wasn’t the case for Zendaya and The Greatest Showman.

Speaking with the L.A. Times, she spoke about how she learned she got the part, opposite Zac Efron.

“It wasn’t a normal audition; it was more relaxed than that,” she remembers, saying that ahead of the meeting, she recorded her own version of “Rewrite The Stars“.

Zendaya shares, “I was like, ‘Would it be cool if you could send me the song so I could record it?’ I have, like, a studio set up in my garage…’ I wanted to show them what I could do. So I recorded my own version of my half of the song.”

“It was funkier, it had heavier bass and drums,” Zac chimed in about her version of the track. “Her range was shown in it. ‘This is badass.’ Michael [Gracey, director] was giving me side-eye, every time she looked away…”

After presenting her version, she still didn’t know she was cast in the movie — even after Michael invited her to “hang out” with him and Zac.

Zac asked, “You didn’t know yet?”

“I didn’t know,” Zendaya says. “That’s why I recorded the song.”

“Oh, that explains a lot,” he added. “To me, Michael was like, ‘Do you want to hang out with Zendaya and see what she’s like before you guys start shooting?’ ”

The Greatest Showman is out in theaters today.

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  • Bojaws Dubois

    Z can get just about any part she wants now.

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