Zac Efron and Zendaya in London

Zac Efron has kissed many women onscreen and off, but the 30-year-old actor says his favorite onscreen kiss was with 21-year-old actress/singer Zendaya Coleman in their new film The Greatest Showman, about P.T. Barnum.

Zac, who plays Phillip Carlyle, and Zendaya, who plays acrobat Anne Wheeler, share a kiss in one scene that the heartthrob actor described as "epic".

Zac and Zendaya are pictured in London where they promoted their new movie last week.

Zac Efron and Zendaya in London

Zac explained why his onscreen kiss with Zendaya was his best ever with a female.

"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," he said during an interview with Norway's FILMWEBTV.

"When they finally have the courage in that moment to finally connect and get that kiss, it's that epic musical moment."

Zac Efron and Zendaya in London

Zendaya added that they had instant chemistry in initial script readings. She also said that the kiss with Zac was "incredibly special" and they made a "good team" on set.

In 2014, the news broke that Zac and Dave Franco, brother of actor James Franco, were in a same-sex relationship.

"I just can't see what's so wrong about being gay," Zac said in an interview.

Zac Efron and Zendaya in London

Zac was also romantically linked to beard actress Michelle Rodriguez, who is openly lesbian. Michelle dated supermodel Cara Delevingne for a few months.


  • WutizaGRANNY!

    So this is to build up the old "I wanna see it" curiosity to get people out to see this here movie huh..nah.. I can wait on Netflix..

  • Keepin’IT100

    He likes black women anyway so no surprise

  • MookieFly

    Zendaya is getting in on that beard money. It's a lucrative side hustle. She did it with Odell and now with Mz. Efron. Make that money boo don't let it make you!

  • MistaO

    Black females have a sick pathology going. This plus the Prince Harry swooning really expose black females penchant for finding their value in white male acceptance.
    Plus usually the same females raise holy hell at even the thought of a Black man being with a non black woman. Hypocritically sick.

  • Charlene25

    Well he seems to have a type when it comes to women and it's not white. Also, I don't think he's gay or even bi, but if he was, what's the problem?

  • A D N

    (1) aren't some women accepting of their men being with other men?
    (2) what else would he say if he has a movie coming out with Zendaya?
    (3) it's called promoting a movie so they can get a buzz and viewers...
    (4) so sick of this thing with people being upset with gays and who they choose to be with
    (5) it's snowing in ATL, I'll be commenting all day on the blogs lol...

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    straights making out with gays is the new come up

  • Vonn

    I like Zendaya, she's an excellent role model. You don't hear about her running the streets twerking & drugging it up. She is well spoken & socially conscious.

  • Bossy704

    Zac Efron is a fine white man. I'd be his Meghan Markle! Pretty sure Zendaya prefers chocolate. She should have played Aliyah. Diana Ross looks nothing like Billie Holiday and still slayed in Lady Sings The Blues. People are focused on the wrong things nowadays.

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  • Trace da Ace

    So is he gay or naw?? I mean regardless, he is cute and I'd still hit tho.....maybe?

  • unknown user

    Which one do you suppose is straight? ??


    I can see why he enjoyed her kiss... She is such a beautiful talented young lady! Oh and he is a cutie pie as well

  • Indies beauty

    as a 90's baby... Zac is so cute... Maybe it's all the high school musical?

  • Kanyade

    Zac might be sweet as cherry pie (cries in jolly ranchers) but Dave? Eh, meh.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I'm sure she's a lovely girl and all but she is waaaayyyyy to skinny

  • Bonsai

    Cute- Zac and Zen

  • dontgetblocked

    This movie looks sooooo good.

  • Shawn Williams

    Zac is as sweet as a fruit basket plus he doesn't even like Black people...I haven't forgot about his All Lives Matter ass smh.

  • Shawn Williams

    Zac is gay and believes All Lives Matters. F him, this is purely PR.

  • jussaying

    Dave Franco has never been gay and isn't now. He's been in a long term relationship with his wife... the main chick from Netflix series 'Glow' for like six or seven years now.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    They both may be on the DL and the wife is a beard it’s possible. If Zac came out as gay his career would suffer badly since his fan base is largely women

  • jussaying

    Not everyone in the industry is gay.... No one has ever put forth this rumor except Sandra and the only reason it may have possibly broken ground is due to a scene in which they were acting, as actors tend to do, during Neighbors.. They don't even hang out. If he's going to be on the DL with anyone, it'd be Chris Mintz-Plasse.

  • Gone Too Far

    He does?