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    Zac Efron Is All Praises For Co-Star Joey King’s “Matthew Perry-esque” Physical Comedy In ‘A Family Affair’

    Zac Efron and Joey King are acing the on-screen chemistry between a boss and secretary while also navigating some complex family drama in their recently released latest film ‘A Family Affair‘. The duo, with co-star Nicole Kidman, are busy promoting the film and are in the process, also showing off their brilliant off-screen chemistry.

    The High School Musical‘ star recently revealed that he was thoroughly impressed by Joey King’s physical comedy skills while filming their new Netflix comedy. Here’s what the actor said about King in a recent interview with ‘Entertainment Weekly.

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    Zac Efron Compares Joey King’s Comedic Talent To The Legendary Matthew Perry

    Nicole Kidman, Joey King and Zac Efron
    Nicole Kidman, Joey King and Zac Efron

    Zac Efron was all praises for his co-star Joey King’s performance in their recent comedy ‘A Family Affair‘, revealing that her comedic timing reminded him of the late comedy legend Matthew Perry. Elaborating more on it, Efron also shared a particular scene that had him in stitches.

    Her stunt — when you walk in the room when Nicole [Kidman] and I are hooking up — it’s one of the funniest things ever,” Efron said. “I think that was one of the most brilliant physical comedy bits I’ve seen in a long time. That was very funny. Matthew Perry-esque. It was genius.”

    The comment coming from Efron is indeed a big deal as he has a personal connection to the late Perry’s comedic genius. The actor has played the younger version of Perry in the 2009 film ‘17 Again‘.

    Naturally, King’s reaction to Efron’s high praise was humble. “Oh, that’s so nice of you. Oh gosh,” the We were the Lucky Ones‘ star said, realizing fully well the gravity of being compared to the iconic actor who recently passed away because of an acute dosage of Ketamine.

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    ‘A Family Affair’ Tells An Emotionally Complex Story Packed With Excellent Comedy

    Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron
    Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron

    In ‘A Family Affair‘, Zac Efron assumes the role of Chris Cole, a mega movie star struggling with his love life because to his fame. When his personal assistant, Zara , played by Joey King, quits after reaching her limit with his absurd demands, Chris finds himself falling for her mother, Brooke, played by Nicole Kidman.

    The resultant romantic and professional chaos brings plenty of laughs as the trio navigates their new, complicated dynamic. Amid the emotional complexities are genius comedic tinges. The scene that Efron mentioned is a comedic highlight.

    Chris and Brooke get drunk and forget to lock the bedroom door before things get steamy. Zara comes home, stumbles upon them in a compromising position, and chokes on a grape. In an attempt to escape the horror in front of her, she stumbles and then knocks herself out by hitting her head on the doorframe.

    Efron also recently shared a behind-the-scenes video of King performing this hilarious bit. In the clip, Efron can be heard laughing and shouting, “Let’s go!” Meanwhile, Kidman asks him to turn the camera toward her and exclaims, “That’s my girl!” while giving a thumbs up. Efron added, “[She does] all her own stunts. So good.”

    A Family Affair‘ is streaming on Netflix.

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    Aishwarya is a Senior Sub-Editor at First Curiosity. Working as a news writer for over 3 years, she has written on an array of things for a couple of media houses in different capacities. With writing as her outlet, she is now exploring the world of art and glamour. Her love for films and writing stems from her fondness for words and all things artsy. An avid reader and writer alike, Aishwarya likes to delve into any and all forms of art.

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