Welcome to Zollywood
Between generations of Disney Channel, Marvel, and Euphoria devotees, there's one common factor: the unstopping force of Zendaya.
It's hard to think of anyone as omnipresent in Hollywood as her, who keeps also popping up in runway shows & magazine covers with a carefree leather-filled style she masters — like the one she showed at Pyer Moss' campaign.
Now on QG newest cover, she makes clear how comfortable she's in front of a camera. Wearing Givenchy's leather slides with socks ('cause she can), or even some fresh Timberland or suede Vans, Zendaya runs the business with a fire in her eyes.
The youngest actress to ever win an Emmy is now looking for who she is when the cameras aren't rolling. And the chaos that was 2020 pretty much forced her to look for that in full power.
In the middle of that idleness, she decided to make a movie within the confines of quarantine — good thing one of her close friends is director Sam Levinson. Between talks, Levinson wrote what is now Malcolm & Marie.
They were looking for something intimate, ugly, and romantic. As Zendaya remembers, Levinson informal pitch was: "What if I just stripped everything away? There's no gimmick, no anything. What does that look like? What if it's just a relationship piece? What if it's just two people, one's upset because the other one didn't thank them for something, and they're in one place? And that's all it is."
The B&W film starring Zendaya and John David Washington takes place in a single location — a labyrinthine house in Los Angeles — and comes to Netflix on February 5th.
While most people are spending the pandemic with comfort audiovisual pieces like The Office, Zendaya is about to show the world the rawest and most emotional role of her career 'til this day (which speaks a lot if you think about Euphoria's Rue).
Speaking of ruling their business, check our [metcha originals] chat with Les Fleurs Studio's creator María Bernad.