Zendaya is one of the three stars that Variety had grace the cover of its “Power of Young Hollywood” issues. Inside, the actress reveals that there is a reason why she waited for the “perfect” role to make her big break into the movie world.
“I would much rather have one line in a great movie than be the lead of a s—-y one. I wanted to wait for the right thing,” she says. The “right thing” became “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which has made $671 million so far at the box office and has given Zendaya a new friend in Tom Holland–a friend that she had to dodge paparazzi with during a day out.
“This guy was being super dangerous, driving through a busy intersection, doing a U-turn, driving on the side of the freeway to catch up to us — the side where you’re not supposed to drive because there’s no lane,” she recalls about the chase that she Snapchatted. “I was like, ‘This is nuts.’”