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Zac Efron explains his favorite thing about being a fitness YouTuber

Published: 3/Apr/2020 12:23

by Jacob Hale

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Zac Efron seems to have covered just about every base in the acting world: from high school heartthrob in High School Musical to serene serial killer in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. But his venture into the world of fitness and YouTube is perhaps the most interesting yet.

On his YouTube channel, which has amassed over 1.2 million subscribers, Efron has had all manner of guests – ranging from popular YouTubers to Hollywood actors, and NFL legends – and goes through a workout with them while learning a bit more about them as people and their fitness regimes.

This is something that was discussed when he appeared on First We Feast’s now iconic ‘Hot Ones’ web series on April 2.

When asked about his YouTube endeavors by host Sean Evans, Efron had only good things to say, and explained what he loves so much about the fitness side of YouTube.

“For me, athletes are like movie stars,” he said. “When I get to meet or hang out with someone that’s an inspiration to me, through whatever their art or craft is, that’s really fun.”

The movie star continued: “If they want to train with me? Unreal. I’m getting to peek behind the curtain and just have fun with them and see them in their element. Because that’s all they do, they train, and some of them are savage.”

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Despite how important fitness clearly is in Efron’s life, it appears his favorite thing about running the YouTube channel is actually just seeing and experiencing what elite athletes have to go through on a daily basis, having done videos with the likes of Green Bay Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

He did also go on to say, though, that he never wants to be in as good shape as he was in Baywatch again due to the worries of having to be so tight on his diet and fitness regiment, but it probably didn’t help that he had to do that alongside The Rock – one of the most bulked-up men in Hollywood.

Having also done videos with the likes of Dude Perfect and Liza Koshy, we may see Efron create more content with some of the other biggest YouTubers around.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

Stormzy 'filmed' his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.
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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.