‘Breaking Bad’s’ Bryan Cranston Stars in Zendaya’s ‘Neverland’ Video
“Replay” hitmaker Zendaya lent her vocals to Finding Neverland: The Album, the soundtrack that accompanies Harvey Weinstein’s Broadway production of Finding Neverland, in June. The musical is an adaptation of the 2004 J.M. Barrie biopic of the same name, which starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslett.
Zendaya’s “Neverland” is a standout on the album, and she’s finally released an official music video earlier today (January 25). Bryan Cranston is her unlikely co-star in the clip, best known as Breaking Bad’s meth dealer Walter White (he’s also helping produce the musical). Watch them create onscreen magic below.
The video begins with Zendaya attempting to enter a theater to record a song she dreamt about, only to find the backstage door locked. Bryan Cranston magically unlocks it for her, dressed to the nines, only to disappear immediately after.
Just as Zendaya finishes her rehearsal, Cranston’s character reappears to offer her some showbiz advice. Watch the video above to hear the wisdom he shares.
Zendaya released a statement about the creation of the “Neverland” video, expressing her excitement about the project (via Billboard). “I am so excited to tell the story of Neverland through my own lens. It was an honor to act alongside Bryan Cranston, and so great to reunite with (choreographers) Maks [Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars] and Ian [Eastwood], who both helped bring a cool and edgier vibe to the video through their choreography.”
“I hope my fans are as inspired by Neverland as I was inspired by Finding Neverland on Broadway,” she concluded.
Zendaya joins ranks with an incredibly strong roster of artists on Finding Neverland The Album, including John Legend, Rita Ora, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez, and Christina Aguilera, among others. The soundtrack is available now on Republic Records.
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