Transcript for 'Shazam!' star Zachary Levi celebrates his first time on 'GMA'
the one and only Zachary Levi. You know him from "Tangled" and now playing a 14-year-old foster kid turned superhero in "Shazam!." Good morning. Good morning. Good morning, America. I made it. I made it. This is your first time here. First time on "Gma." I can't believe it. I'm so excited. We're doing it together, guys. I hear that you brought this mug out from the dressing room because it's now becoming a keepsake maybe. No, because it's full of beautiful coffee. So I need to put that in my belly in the morning. We need coffee at this hour. So early congratulations, "Shazam!" Is already getting a ton of praise, they're predicting a huge opening box office weekend. I hope so. The stuff that I've seen online where they've allowed for some kind of early reviews or screenings and general reviews and it's been very positive and a lot of love and I think a lot of people feeling what we wanted them to feel which was a joyous experience at the movies. You know, when I was a kid I really wanted to become an actor because I liked bringing joy to people. And the fact that now I'm a 38-year-old man playing a 14-year-old kid is a lot of wish fulfill many and get to be a superhero and a lot of laughs and heart and family. It's the beating heart of the story and get to represent foster kids throughout which I don't think has ever happened in a superhero movie. A lot of superhero movie, this one takes a different take on it. I love you said you called it the funny uncle? We all got one. What company deadpool," Ryan Reynolds and the folks there did, slightly different take and skew and not taking yourself seriously and in "Shazam!" And in our lovely D.C. Universe with so many cool movies we got to take a little bit of a different angle and look at it I think with alittle more optimism and innocence and gravity and danger and pg-13 movie and feels like a movie from back in the day like "Goonies" or "Gremlins." Do you guys want to take a look? Yeah, I'm into it. Let's look at it. I swear it's me, okay. Look, I know we're not close friends or anything but you are the only person I know who knows anything go the caped crusader stuff. Can I? Oh, yeah, yeah. Oh. Oh, my god. It's crazy, right? What are superpowers. I don't even know how to pee in this thing. That's it, yes. Problems. So you're a 14-year-old trapped in this superhero body. You said you're 38, right? How do you tap into being a teenager? Well, it's helpful when you don't ever fully grow up and you -- Manchild? A little bit. I feel like in the fun ways, you know, I've been trying to take responsibility for my life and, yeah, I don't know. I've always had a bit of Peter pan syndrome. I have a lust for life. I have always wanted to enjoy life to the fullest and really like bringing like I said earlier joy to other people so that allows me, I hope, to kind of tap into that plus I was surrounded by these really talented guys, these young men, asher who plays the young me and jack who both shine in the movie and really I was able to feel their kind of youthfulness which is a lack of responsibility I think and once you go, oh, yeah, I'll be like those guys. So that, you know, I'm kind of infused into it. The kids in this are great. I call them kids but young people. Young people. I also heard that you are a big comic book fan. I have been for many years. Still into them. Yeah, well, I'm more into graphic novels and more into graphic novels than comics but, yes, all in the same world. You already figured out the perfect superpower. Well, I think teleportation is the best superpower. I don't know if anybody in the audience spends as much time thinking about it as I do, but, yeah, because, look, everybody says flight, flying would be superfun. We would all love to fly. But that would be a lonely experience because it's just you and you're up there and having a lot of fun. If you want to travel somewhere, go on a vacation, you got to carry everybody and everybody's luggage and need superstrength to do that and, you know, teleportation, whatever you touch comes with you, we could grab a digit and we're in bermuda. So I can't believe it's ten years since we heard you in "Tangled." Has it been that long? Just about. Yeah, there it is. Any plan force a musical on the horizon. I would love to. I had such an experience doing that in New York City on a Broadway stage. These are dreams come true for to do more of that, what's the right role at the right time to kind of keep building this and go with wherever the future hold. "Mrs. Maisel." Will we see you back. I don't know. You get to keep the mug. Parting gift. Yeah, I get to keep the mug. We did it, guys. You'll be back on "Gma." Thanks so much for being here. "Shazam!" Guys, hits theaters, Friday, April 5th and we'll be
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