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Chavo Guerrero On The Work He Did With Zac Efron For The Iron Claw

November 13, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Zac Efron The Iron Claw Image Credit: A24

Chavo Guerrero recently discussed some of the work he did with Zach Efrom while choreographing in-ring scenes for The Iron Claw. Guerrero spoke with Chris Van Vliet at the film’s Dallas Premiere about working on the project, and you can see some highlights below:

On one of the matches he did with Efron: “Our first real wrestling scene in the movie is — Sean Durkin, asked me to be the wrestler in there. He’s like, ‘I need you to really set the tone of this movie.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, let’s do it.’ So when that happened, we worked a 10-minute match or a 12-minute match over and over and over again. It wasn’t just clips and clips, they wanted to get the feel of an actual wrestling match and take the parts they wanted from it. So, we did that, I mean 10-12 times.”

On Efron hitting a diving crossbody in the film: “I explained to him the first time, I go, ‘Look, the higher you jump, the easier it is going to be.’ It seems weird, but the higher you go, I can find you easier and you can find me.’ He was like, ‘Okay, I trust you,’ and he just went for it. Once he did it the one time, he did it 20 times. He could just do it, and do it, and do it, and do it.”