‘The Greatest Showman’ cast had quite the time recreating Broadway classics in Times Square.
Broadway on Broadway! James Corden had some fun with the stars of The Greatest Showman during Thursday night’s Late Late Show. Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Hugh Jackman all joined the British host for his popular segment “Crosswalk Musical.”
As the group prepared for their performance in the streets of New York City, there was some tension between Jackman and Corden.
“I’ve always admired what James has done on the crosswalk. It’s super clear that he has a great mind for theater. I have a feeling with my input, we can really take this thing to the next level,” Jackman said before trying to offer Corden some advice.
“Look, Huge, is a very talented man,” Corden said, purposefully mispronouncing the actor’s name, “but he’s got to realize that while he might be playing ‘The Greatest Showman,’ I have to living up to the mantle of actually being ‘The Greatest Showman.’”
When they started feuding, Corden mocked the Wolverine star, joking, “Why don’t get you get your claws out, you great sissy?”
But the pair moved past their tiff, putting on the show. Despite the actors’ enthusiasm, some seemed confused by the entire concept.
“This is not the best way to do a musical, or cross the street,” a concerned Efron said. “I was skeptical at first. Definitely, still skeptical.”
Zendaya added, “That was amazing. It exceeded all of my expectations. That being said, there was a mugging going on that we did absolutely nothing about. Other than that, it was great.”
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