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.

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.

This is a vibe.

Wait.

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: