Zendaya Says Her Spider-Man: Homecoming Character Is ‘Super Dry And Awkward’ — Just Like Her

Zendaya tells MTV News why Spider-Man has often been her favorite superhero. (Hint: It may have one thing to do with her initial date.)

Peter Parker 3. (Tom Holland) took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday to debut a first look at Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel Studios and Sony’s upcoming Spidey film. Joining Holland on stage have been teenage Peter’s high school friends and enemies, played by Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, and Tony Revolori. The film will follow Peter as he starts to balance his newfound, net-slinging superhero identity with being a 15-year-old kid.

According to Zendaya, that’s precisely what makes Spider-Man her favourite superhero. “Spider-Man has always been my favored… due to the fact he’s usually been the realest and the coolest,” Zendaya told MTV News’s Josh Horowitz following the Marvel presentation. “He’s a actual kid. He’s typical, and he’s living his life and trying to discover and recognize what it’s like to be a human becoming increasing up — although simultaneously saving the globe.”

Of course Zendaya’s connection to Spidey goes even deeper than that. “My first date I ever went on was to Spider-Man,” she mentioned, presumably referring to the Andrew Garfield starrer, The Remarkable Spider-Man. “It’s particular. I went when I just turned 16, lastly was allowed to date. It was my 1st date, and it was to see Spider-Man. So full circle!”

The Homecoming footage shown at Comic-Con has yet to be released, but these who were in attendance have described it as John Hughes meets Freaks and Geeks. Zendaya’s character in distinct appears to be channeling Linda Cardellini’s Lindsay Weir as Peter’s friend who may possibly or may possibly not be crushing on him.

“Absolutely everyone, honestly, is so significantly like their characters,” Zendaya said. “My character is super dry and awkward. It is fantastic because it’s who I am in actual life, so I do not really feel like I have to act also much.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.


Zendaya Gets Genuine About Cultural Appropriation: ‘You Cannot Inform Someone Not To Be Upset About It’

Zendaya isn’t right here for your cultural appropriation, and in a new interview with Popsugar, she opens up about why it’s such a issue.

“If some thing feels private to your culture or to your background,” the megastar stated, “then you take that personally and you feel impacted by it. You can’t tell an individual not to be upset about it.”

She’s speaking from expertise. Last year, Zendaya wore locs to the Oscars. She looked completely spectacular, but Fashion Police host and E! News correspondent Giuliana Rancic stated, “I really feel like she smells like patchouli oil … and possibly weed.”

Zendaya promptly fired back with a powerful response to Rancic’s “outrageously offensive” comment.

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Now a year later, she’s content to break down the meaning of cultural appropriation.

“Well, initial of all, braids are not new,” Zendaya stated when asked about celebrities like Kylie Jenner wearing cornrows. “Black ladies have been wearing braids for a very lengthy time. … It became new and fresh and entertaining, since it was on a person else other than a black woman. You know what I mean? So that is the frustration. That is where the culture appropriation element comes into play.”

She also shouted out Amandla Stenberg, who has spoken out about the identical issue.

“She [Amandla] wished society loved black people as a lot as they love black culture. That’s the truth,” Zendaya continued. “The credit gets taken away from us when we make certain statements or when we do certain factors. That is the frustration. Folks want to be around for the positives and the factors that we bring as far as culture, but they don’t want to be around when we have problems or when we’re acquiring shot in the streets. You know what I’m saying? You have to be there for the entire expertise. You cannot just choose when you want to be a part of our culture.” 🙌

Study Zendaya’s full interview with Popsugar right here.

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