Zendaya would like to create “a simple love story about two Black girls.”
The star of “Dune,” the new “Spider-Man” series, and the HBO show “Euphoria” spoke about her aspirations yesterday in an interview with Colman Domingo for Interview Magazine. After saying that she would like to work on the type of project she would herself like to see, one such project, she explained, would be a Black, queer women-centered romance.
“I don’t want it to be rooted in anything other than just a story about two people falling in love and that’s it,” Zendaya said. “Something simple and beautiful, that leaves you happy and wanting to fall in love with yourself.”
When asked if she was a romantic, the actress replied, “Of course,” adding, “But I also feel I just haven’t seen that without it dealing more with the traumatic side of things — which is really important to talk about, but I would love a coming-of-age story where awkward and funny things happen, just like when any other young person is trying to figure out who they are.”
In terms of Black girls’ representation, Zendaya further explained that “Our existence is broad and expansive and beautiful, and to see all the different emotional colors of what it means to be a young Black girl — I would like to see that, because I don’t think I’ve seen many depictions of it.”
While Zendaya, a former Disney Channel star who has also found success in acting as an adult, keeps her private life private, she has been linked romantically to actor/singer Trevor Jackson, fellow “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland, and “Euphoria” costar Jacob Elordi.
She has not been linked to any women, but when featured in Vanity Fair’s “Proust Questionnaire” video series, Zendaya was asked what “quality you most like in a man? She responded: “I most like in a person, how about that?” That definitely gave our gay hearts hope.