Zac Efron has been spotted embarking on a shopping spree in Adelaide, prior to the city’s concerning coronavirus outbreak.
The Hollywood actor went incognito for some retail therapy in Rundle Mall on Friday night – a week after arriving – where he was seen wearing a hoodie and cap and sporting a beard. He was then seen shoe shopping in the city on Saturday.
The Greatest Showman star earlier stunned fans as he was spotted enjoying a beer on Wednesday night at Cry Baby bar.
Anabel Renfrey, 20, posted footage and told NCA NewsWire he was “lovely and chilled”.
“He stepped aside to us and said hi and asked how we were going and what our names were … He was so lovely and chilled. He just smiled at everyone,” Ms Renfrey said.
“His eyes go really shiny when he smiles in movies and it’s exactly the same in person.”
The 33-year-old is shortly due to begin shooting the Stan movie, Gold, which will be filmed in the Australian outback.
It comes as Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory have declared South Australia a coronavirus hotspot as a cluster of cases ballooned to 17 on Monday.
New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian has left her border open to residents of SA, meaning Efron will be free to return to his home base of Byron Bay when needed.
The movie centres on two men who find an enormous gold nugget while travelling through the Outback. While one of them leaves to fetch the tools to dig up the bounty, the other stays behind to protect it.
“To have Zac Efron as my main man on this film is an absolute gift, and to see what he is creating already is like nothing we’ve seen from him before,” Hayes, who is also directing, said.
“I can’t wait to deliver this bold, visceral and cinematic film to audiences all around the world.”
There was no sign of Efron’s Australian girlfriend, Byron Bay waitress Vanessa Valladares, in Adelaide.
Efron has been based in Australia since the pandemic hit in March.
It is understood he is currently living in a beachside mansion with Valladares, 25, whom he met when she was a waitress at the iconic Byron Bay General Store cafe.