What is the age gap between Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron? Netflix's A Family Affair's steamy romance cast explored

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Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron are the main stars in the soon-to-be-released romantic comedy A Family Affair, which will be available on Netflix on June 28, 2024. The movie is getting a lot of attention not just because it has an interesting story but also because of the age gap between the main actors.

Nicole Kidman, born June 20, 1967, is 56, while Zac Efron, born October 18, 1987, is 36. Nicole is 20 years older than Zac, and this age difference plays a significant role in their characters' stories in the movie.


Netflix’s A Family Affair: About the cast

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In A Family Affair, Zac Efron stars as Joey King’s ex-boss, and Kidman plays King’s adventurous mother. This isn't the first time Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron have been paired romantically on-screen. They played lovers in The Paperboy in 2012.

Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron expressed their happiness about reuniting for this project. According to an April 29 article by PEOPLE, Efron said:

"I was still a bit apprehensive but reuniting with Nicole is always so great and as talented as she is as an actress, she is equally kind, caring, and wonderful to spend time with. Promising that their characters' chemistry in the film is 'seamless, natural, and fun.'"

The cast list for A Family Affair includes:

  • Zac Efron as Chris Cole
  • Joey King as Zara Ford
  • Nicole Kidman as Brooke Harwood
  • Kathy Bates as Laila Ford
  • Liza Koshy
  • Sherry Cola

The addition of Kathy Bates as Laila Ford, Joey King's character's relative, alongside internet celebrity and actor Liza Koshy and Sherry Cola, rounds out a supporting cast that promises to bring depth and texture to the A Family Affair's narrative.

With such a stellar lineup, the film's dynamic within this fabricated family is expected to resonate well with audiences, bolstered by the seasoned actors' abilities to deliver captivating performances.


A Family Affair plot summary: Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron’s complex roles

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The story focuses on a young woman, Zara Ford, who has a job helping a famous actor, portrayed by Zac Efron. An unexpected moment happens when she finds her boss in a very close and personal situation with her mom, played by Nicole Kidman.

According to Netflix, the Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron starrer is a romantic comedy with complicated situations as the characters deal with feelings of love, physical attraction, and their own identities. The movie's official synopsis reads:

"A surprising romance kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, s*x and identity."

A Family Affair seems to mix humor with a thoughtful exploration of how people relate to each other in families and romantic relationships. Viewers looking forward to this mix of laughter and deeper themes should watch for its arrival on Netflix in 2024.


A Family Affair was initially expected to be released in November 2023, but the release was postponed due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. It will now be released on Netflix on June 28, 2024.

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