I love you both") to overzealousness ("The most attractive couple I've ever seen OMGGGG") to just plain irrational ("THIS IS DISGUSTING LEAVE MY MAN ALONE").
Entertainment news outlets quickly followed, citing both their cozy antics at the award show and sources who claimed they had instant chemistry on set.
The hunky actor has been openly single since his split from fashion blogger Sami Miro over a year ago, but recently the rumor mill and his devoted fans—and basically the entire Internet—has been convinced that he is newly partnered with his costar Alexandra Daddario.
The speculation began innocently enough: They kissed.
It makes about as much sense to the plot as it did to the confused masses of the Internet at the time, but no matter: Zac's bicep veins are there to make you forget about things like Really, though, the bulk of the two actors' on-screen interactions consist of Zac giving googly eyes to Alexandra's boobs.
He gives her/them googly eyes through binoculars, he gives her/them googly eyes while she bounces up and down, he gives her/them googly eyes even when she point-blank calls him out for giving her/them googly eyes.
There is a pivotal scene (we're playing it fast and loose with the term here, but just go with it) in which Zac's character, after being rescued from the terrifying ocean waters by Alexandra's character, bops her on the nose and says, "You care about me, and I care about you." That may have been in the script, but it seems as though everyone would sleep better at night pretending that it was improvised by a man in love.
He began acting professionally in the early 2000s and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical franchise (2006–2008).
The official word from both of the actors' camps is that nothing is going on; Alexandra told E!
In short, Zac's character is man obsessed, but logic would have it that one can only to ogle for so long before it becomes real.
Sure, Zac Efron is a good actor, but as he and his rumored love interest work together onscreen to solve the mystery of who killed the councilman and why Priyanka Chopra's beach club is dealing drugs (it's better if you don't think about that plot too hard), well damned if we didn't feel a spark. Did seeing Zac Efron get a fresh spray tan every morning of filming make it nearly impossible for Alexandra to take him seriously? But does America deserve a budding romance between two bright young costars?
It kind of makes sense in a lot of ways as both Efron and Zendaya started out as Disney stars.
According to reports, Zendya had a chemistry test with Zac Efron for director Michael Gracey before the film and apparently, the test went incredibly well!