Zac Efron Confesses His Kiss with Zendaya is His “Favorite Kiss” Ever

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We know, we know. We all want to believe that Zac Efron‘s kiss with Vanessa Hudgens in High School Musical was his best one yet, but let’s face it, they were both young. Nowadays, the actor is grown and he knows just what he likes. And what he likes is the kiss he shared with The Greatest Showman co-star Zendaya.

Currently, the two actors are traveling all over the world together and have pretty much done nothing but gush over the other. No, sadly they aren’t dating. But Zac and Zendaya are doing press for their new movie, and in an interview during a press junket in London with FilmWebTV, they talked about a variety of things, including their kiss in the film.

The interviewer joked about how Zac seems to kiss his co-stars in all of his films and asked the 30-year-old if he puts an obligatory kiss in his contracts. Unfortunately for anyone who’s hoping to be his future co-star, the actor totally denied it, BUT when talking about his kiss with Zendaya’s character he said, “This might be my favorite kiss, I think, ever.”

“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 explained. “When they finally have the courage in that moment to finally connect and get that kiss, it’s that epic musical moment.” Cue Z’s epic reaction to her co-star’s pretty bold statement:


Zendaya also talked about the intense kiss that she and Zac shared on screen. “You’re in the moment! When you’re into a character, the whole time they’re not allowed to as much as touch, talk, speak, have a moment between each other so every moment, even if they’re just touching is incredibly special,” she said. “It’s not just another kiss. It’s different. We try to take ourselves out of it and become these two characters and that’s their moment.”

Fair enough. Maybe that intensity and commitment to their characters is what made the kiss so special for Zac!