In news no sitcom could ever pull off, South Australians have entered lockdown with one Mr Zac Efron. That’s right, the Hollywood actor is somewhere in the state right now, meaning he has also gone into strict lockdown for six whole days.
Earlier this month, it was revealed Efron had scored a role in Stan’s new original film Gold. It is currently filming in South Australia, and Efron has since been spotted swanning around town.
Last week he was spotted having a bev at the Cry Baby bar, and by spotted I mean he was filmed and 9News Adelaide ran the story.
Zac Efron in Australia will never not be a total novelty.
SPOTTED: Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron has been seen enjoying Adelaide’s nightlife at local bar Cry Baby.
— 9News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) November 12, 2020
The slo-mo has really loosened my juices.
Anyway, that was last week, and so much has happened since.
On Wednesday, South Australian Premier Steven Marshall called a state-wide lockdown in an attempt to squash the sudden outbreak of COVID-19. It triggered all sorts of reactions from locals, including panic buying at major supermarkets.
But as people accepted their new reality, they also remembered a certain someone was in town. And soon, everyone was making the same joke.
my city is going into lockdown and zac efron’s here. we really are all in this together.
— l a u r e n (@laurennyvonnee) November 18, 2020
HAS ANYONE TALKED ABOUT ZAC EFRON BEING IN SA DURING LOCKDOWN YET
— Jones the Writer (@jones_writer) November 18, 2020
IM LAUGHING SO HARD, zac efron came to my state to film a movie and now he’s stuck here for a while bc we’ve gone into lockdown and closed the borders, poor guy
— tamara (@wolveswebber) November 18, 2020
The fact that Zac Efron is going to be in lockdown in Adelaide is so bizarre
— Claire (@goudagoddess) November 18, 2020
Wondering if @ZacEfron needs somewhere to stay during Adelaide’s lockdown? X
— mads (@know_mads) November 18, 2020
YOUR TELLING ME ZAC EFRON IS STUCK IN LOCKDOWN WHERE I LIVE GOODBYE pic.twitter.com/TzZ9Wd17JQ
— rena⁷ ???????????? (@taesbrooklynboy) November 16, 2020
i cant believe fucking zac efron is in lockdown with us imgfjdhfmfncmcn
— alex⁷ | missing jimin (@dorkjimins) November 19, 2020
It’s wonderful to know that when your state get stuck in lockdown for a week Zac Efron will be there with you.
Sorry Zac but “we’re all in this together” pic.twitter.com/HBWFKIVE7o
— Bbookeu (@Bbookeu_) November 18, 2020
Oh gosh. South Australian Twitter suddenly realising the whole state has accidentally kidnapped Zac Efron, Misery-style, trapping him in lockdown about a minute after he started filming a movie there… priceless.
— Claire G (@AuthorClaireG) November 18, 2020
the way my states gone into lockdown and we’ve trapped zac efron with us
— brooke (@YOUREWELLCOOL) November 18, 2020
wait zac efron is still in my city hes in lockdown with us <3 lmao
— chelle (@lullabyongs) November 18, 2020
we’re going into lockdown which means zac efron is stuck in adelaide????
— wrace???? (BLM) (@Ifcgrace) November 18, 2020
This is a vibe.
Hi @ZacEfron I hear you're stuck down under. I work at Australia's national broadcasting TV and radio station. Can you follow me back so I can DM you?
— Joanna Crothers (@jocrothers) November 19, 2020
here’s a pitch for abc or SBS or idk screen Australia whoever Tf will listen:
A writer discovers that Zac Efron is stuck in his small town because of a pandemic lockdown and he has 7 days to find and pitch Efron his latest masterwork.
— rob-e (@iamthatroby) November 18, 2020
For those wondering, Gold is a thriller about greed and the lengths people will go to secure themselves a fortune.
Efron leads the cast with Aussie actor Anthony Hayes, who is best known for his roles in War Machine and Animal Kingdom.
The synopsis is as follows:
When two drifters travelling through the outback stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found, the dream of immense wealth and greed takes hold. They hatch a plan to protect and excavate their bounty with one man leaving to secure the necessary equipment. The other man remains and must endure the harsh desert climate, preying wolves and intruders, whilst battling the creeping doubt that he has been abandoned to his own fate.
Firstly, that actually sounds quite interesting, and I’m not just saying that because Zac Efron is in it.
Secondly, does that mean Zac Efron will do an Aussie accent? I think it does.
Sending love and solidarity to our friends in South Australia.
As Troy Bolton would say: