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Hugh Jackman Says ‘The Greatest Showman’ Co-Star Zendaya is a ‘Badass’

By now it’s no secret that Zendaya is a supremely talented young star.

Her comedic turn as Michelle in Spider-Man: Homecoming was one of the highlights of the film. During the lead up to the movie’s release, she lit up red carpets around the world with her stand out fashion sense.

Well her star quality has now been confirmed by another multi-talented icon. Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman was wowed by Zendaya on their upcoming musical The Greatest Showman.

Zendaya and Jackman spoke with Entertainment Weekly about their interaction on set as the actress prepared for her scenes as a trapeze artist. A feat she trained three months for.

“I got to accomplish something and try a new skill I never thought I’d ever do in my whole life but I did it,” she said. “Scratch that off the bucket list.”

One of her best moments came when Jackman gave her a cool vote of confidence right before she began flying through the air.

“Before I went up in the trapeze he goes, ‘Zendaya, you’re a badass,’” she said. “How many people have Hugh say, ‘You’re a badass?’ Nobody gets that!”

For his part, Jackman has nothing but praise for his young co-star.

“She’s what I call a unicorn. I don’t know if there has been anyone like Zendaya or will be anyone ever again,” he said. “That girl makes it all look absolutely effortless.”

The Greatest Showman is the story of how P.T. Barnum puts together his first circus show. In addition to Jackman and Zendaya, the film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson. It arrives in theaters Dec. 25.

Are you going to check out Hugh Jackman and Zendaya in the musical?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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