Shazam! Fury of the Gods star, Zachary Levi, has delivered a PSA telling fans not to show up to his house unannounced. Levi just wrapped the sequel to Shazam!, which is once again directed by David F. Sandberg and is set to be released in 2023. Returning stars include Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, D.J. Cotrona and Asher Angel. New cast members include Helen Mirren as Hespera and Lucy Liu as Kalypso, the presumed villains of the film.
Levi also stars in American Underdog, which is the true-life story of NFL Quarterback Kurt Warner, which is set to debut on Christmas Day. Levi is joined in the film by Anna Paquin, Dennis Quaid, Bruce McGill, and Adam Baldwin, which follows the inspirational story of Warner, who went from a store clerk to NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film is part of Lionsgate’s faith-based label, directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin, under their Kingdom Story Company.
Wearing a Shazam! colored shirt with a lighting bolt label, Zachary Levi took to Instagram with a PSA warning fans about coming to his home unannounced or uninvited. The actor says that it’s been a consistent problem and recounts a story that took place just 30 minutes prior to recording the video, where a young girl and an older woman came to his home pretending to look for someone else. Levi emphasizes that fans considering surprising celebrities like this should ask themselves if it’s logical or kind or if they really think it’s going to yield the fan interaction they’re hoping for. Ultimately, he says simply, “it’s a bad idea.” Check out his full PSA below:
Shazam! Fury of the Gods co-star, Jack Dylan Glazer, commented in the Instagram thread, jokingly saying, “FINE! No more unsolicited boba for you I guess!” which is a fun jab at the star, but shouldn’t detract from the message. Stalkers are a very real thing in Hollywood, whether you’re at the top of the A-list or hovering around the C-list. TV stars, including reality TV stars such as Kendall Jenner are frequently confronted by “fans” looking for a connection. Recently at the Venice Film Festival, Ben Affleck had to restrain an overzealous fan attempting to get a selfie with the actor and his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez.
Celebrities most definitely open up their lives in becoming a recognizable and larger-than-life persona, but fans frequently lose sight of personal space and respect when attempting to meet them, which can be a tedious and oftentimes dangerous situation, regardless of how much money they make per year. Many consider the salary and star status as an open invite to barrage talent with demands and experiences that no one would rightfully look for under any other circumstances. When it comes to wanting to meet a celebrity, a safer bet is to visit events where fan interaction is possible, as well as safe and controlled, such as conventions or red carpet events where fans are allowed. Showing up to their doorstep, however, is just not a good idea, and for those looking to meet Levi, perhaps a ticket to see Shazam! Fury of the Gods on June 2nd, 2023 is a safer bet to connect with the star.
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