Hollywood stars Zac Efron and John Cena gave patients, families and staff at Monash Children’s Hospital a pleasant surprise yesterday.
Efron, 35, and Cena, 45, are currently in Melbourne filming their upcoming flick Ricky Stanicky, which they’ve now recruited some very special extras for.
Patients and staff got to spend some quality time with Efron and Cena, taking photos and chatting with them, which some found overwhelming – but in a good way.
Watch the video above.
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“I didn’t know which one to talk to, so I switched between [Efron] and [Cena], it was quite scary, and then I forgot how to talk,” one patient told Today this morning.
“It’s just amazing… it really… because I’ll be thinking about this for the rest of my life.”
Filming for Ricky Stanicky, a comedy from Green Book and There’s Something About Mary’s Peter Farrelly, is set to wrap up next month.
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Efron himself has had quite the love affair with Australia, having filmed here multiple times before and relocating Down Under during the pandemic, reportedly purchasing a large property in the Gold Coast hinterland in 2021.
Not only that, his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Valladares hails from Byron Bay, and the High School Musical alum is notably friends with shock jock Kyle Sandilands.
Australia apparently loves him as much in return, with Farrrelly telling the Sydney Morning Herald that the set’s neighbours have been excited to have him in their midst – perhaps a tad too much.
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“The neighbours have been fantastic, we’ve had no problems,” Farrelly told the newspaper, before remembering something.
“One time a few women flashed Zac – I’m serious. That’s the worst thing that’s happened.”
“I’ve shot a couple of things out here, and it’s been nothing but a great experience,” Efron told the newspaper.
“I would love to shoot stuff for the rest of my life here,” he said. “And I hope this is the beginning of that.”
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