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Hugh Jackman Saved Zac Efron From Fire On Set

Zac Efron was supposedly inches from death before being saved by Hugh Jackman.

The kicker? Both of them had zero idea at the time.

The incident involved a burning tent and some unstable pyrotechnics during filming for Efron and Jackman's upcoming movie "The Greatest Showman."

The fire inside of the structure apparently got dangerously hot without the pair knowing it. Jackman literally carried Efron out of the tent -- for the scene, of course -- and to safety, later figuring out they could have maybe actually died at the time.

You can check out Efron recounting the story here:

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During an interview with MTV's Josh Horowtiz at CinemaCon on Tuesday, Efron said,

It started to get late, and some of the pyrotechnics got a little bit too hot. We burst out of the building. It looked great on camera. We didn't know it [at the time], but it was pretty intense. I watched playback, and he saved me from a burning building. It later exploded that night. It was a set, but it later burned down.

Adding,

It was pretty awesome. Hugh Jackman saving you from a burning building? It's every girl's dream.

So if you catch Zac staring blankly out of a rainy window over the next few weeks or find a book of poems titled "Zac's Life Thoughts," you now know why.

The real question, though, is, who would you rather save you? Jackman or The Rock?

I only ask this because with a new "Baywatch" movie coming out soon, as a society we need to address whom we would rather have save us from a fire.

Would you like the former Wolverine to get your helpless body out of a burning fire?

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OR do you want these massive guns ripping the door off a fiery hinge for you?

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Tough decisions, America. Tough decisions...

Citations: 'It's every girl's dream': Hugh Jackman SAVED an unwitting Zac Efron from a burning building on set as faulty pyrotechnics put his life in danger (Daily Mail)