Superhero who's a child at heart

Child-friendly superhero flick Shazam! stars Zachary Levi (right) and Jack Dylan Grazer (left).
Child-friendly superhero flick Shazam! stars Zachary Levi (right) and Jack Dylan Grazer (left). PHOTO: WARNER BROS

Actor Zachary Levi, a self-professed big kid, is not surprised to be picked for the role of Shazam, a teen who can transform himself into an adult

He may be 38 years old, but actor Zachary Levi will be the first to tell you that he "has always been a big kid" at heart.

So even though he originally auditioned for a smaller part in the movie, that is one reason he landed the lead role in the new kid-friendly superhero flick Shazam!.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2019, with the headline 'Superhero who's a child at heart'. Print Edition | Subscribe