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Zendaya, Florence Pugh & More Invited To Join The Academy

Zendaya, Florence Pugh & More Invited To Join The Academy

Zendaya has been asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!

It was recently announced that the Academy had extended invites to 819 members of the global film community, THR reports.

“45 percent went to women, 36 percent to people of color and 49 percent to people based outside of the United States,” THR also said.

“The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences,” David Rubin, Academy President, said in a statement. “We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of our global film community, and never more so than now.”

Other actors who received invitations include Florence Pugh, Thomasin McKenzie, Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein and Eva Longoria.

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Zendaya Talks Being a Light-Skinned Black Actress In Hollywood

Zendaya Talks Being a Light-Skinned Black Actress In Hollywood

Zendaya is opening up about not only being a young Black actress, but a light skinned Black actress in Hollywood.

The 23-year-old Euphoria star recently took part in a roundtable discussion with Variety, and other actresses, including Reese Witherspoon, Janelle Monae, and Jennifer Aniston.

During the discussion, Zendaya was asked if she still stands by when she said to her reps, “Even if the part calls for a white girl, put me up for it, get me in the room.”

“Absolutely. I also think it’s important being a light-skinned woman to recognize my privilege in that sense as well and make sure that I’m not taking up space where I don’t need to,” Zendaya said.

“I think that’s been a choice for myself. Our creator [Sam Levinson] wrote Rue based off his own experiences with addiction and he is a white man, so Rue could have been that. Rue had no description,” she continued. “So, I’m very grateful and hopefully I’ll be in a space like these ladies where I can create things and make space for women who look like me and women who don’t look like me. That’s the ultimate goal, to make room, [because] for a lot of Black creatives, it’s not a lack of talent but a lack of opportunity.”

Zendaya also opened up about the pressure she faces.

“I think, like a lot of artists, I’m my biggest critic, so some of it was internal — not wanting to make a mistake or worrying that maybe I didn’t have the room to make a mistake and wanting to make the right next move. But I also wanted to prove myself,” she said. “When Euphoria came along, I was very grateful because all those fears melted away and I felt like it was something that I had to be a part of. So, the fear became just, like, push yourself. If you go to work and you’re scared, that’s a good thing. You should be worried about whether you can do it.”

“It’s a constant thing. Being a young Disney actor, that’s one level, being a young Black woman is one level, and then being very hard on myself is another level. It’s also just a personal fear. I want to do a good job, and sometimes that can cause you to be fearful of things,” Zendaya added.

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Zendaya Talks Differences of Filming 'Spider-Man' & 'Euphoria'

Zendaya Talks Differences of Filming 'Spider-Man' & 'Euphoria'

Zendaya is opening up about her work post-Disney Channel!

The 23-year-old actress currently stars as Rue in HBO’s Euphoria, and as MJ in the new Spider-Man movies.

In a recent actor on actor interview, Zendaya dished on the differences of filming each project.

“We got to travel so much for that last movie. I spent most of my time in London, and when you wake up at three in the morning, I’m literally running outside the Tower of London before it opens. I get to run from these killer drones that nobody can see, because they’re not there yet,” she told MJ Rodriguez for Variety.

“It’s massive. It’s very different from Euphoria, where it’s close and you have more time. Whereas on something like Spider-Man, it’s such a huge thing. And there’s so many secrets, and half of the script you can’t even read because there’s too many spoilers for, at the time, Endgame and all these other things,” Zendaya continued. “It’s like, you don’t really know what you’re doing. It’s just so big that you’re like, ‘I’m just going to figure it out as I go.’ And me swinging around, we did a real swing, but they didn’t end up using it. We ended up really just being carried maybe two feet off the ground.”

Spider-Man was one of the first movies that I did outside of Disney Channel. And yeah, I didn’t have much to do in the first movie, but I was so just excited to be doing the movie at all,” Zendaya said about her role. “And I was lucky because they already kind of wanted to re-create the character and turn her into a new version of what I think maybe the original Mary Jane character represented, and just do it in our own way in this Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

“I kind of came into it and there was already on the page a smart, quick, sharp young girl who comes off a bit quirky or offbeat. I have a lot of fun doing it. I like being able to do comedy and things that aren’t so heavy,” she added.

Zendaya, Lil Nas X, Marsai Martin & More Nominated For BET Awards 2020!

Zendaya, Lil Nas X, Marsai Martin & More Nominated For BET Awards 2020!

The nominees for the 2020 BET Awards were announced this week!

The annual awards show celebrates African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.

Among this year’s nominees include Zendaya for Best Actress, Lil Nas X for Best New Artist, Chloe x Halle, who will also performing, for Best Group, and Marsai Martin, Miles Brown and Storm Reid for the Young Stars Award.

Drake, Lizzo, Travis Scott, Beyonce, The Weeknd, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Asantee Black are also among the nominees.

The BET Awards will be taking place virtually of course, with BET announcing in a statement, “Using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, the show will continue, allowing the audience to join in a celebration of black love, joy, pride and power with an all-star lineup.”

This year’s ceremony will take place on June 28th, airing across ViacomCBS networks including BET, BET HER, and making it’s broadcast debut on CBS, starting at 8pm ET/PT.

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Zendaya at the Met Gala Through The Years - See All of Her Looks!

Zendaya at the Met Gala Through The Years - See All of Her Looks!

Zendaya has had some pretty iconic looks at the Met Gala!

The 23-year-old actress has attended the annual fashion gala a total of five times so far.

Zendaya‘s first time attending was in 2015, when she accompanied designer Fausto Pauglisi.

Her last time attending was of course in 2019, with her incredible Cinderella look. Be sure to watch her dress in motion here!

The 2020 Met Gala was postponed due to the global pandemic.

Click through the slideshow to take a look at all of Zendaya’s past Met Gala looks…

Lauren Orlando Reveals Her Dream 'Total Eclipse' Guest Star

Lauren Orlando Reveals Her Dream 'Total Eclipse' Guest Star

Lauren Orlando has one celeb that she would love to see on Total Eclipse.

The 15-year-old stars on the Brat TV web series as Kate.

Lauren recently opened up during a live chat about which major celeb she’d want to work with on the show.

“There are so many options! One of my favorite people ever is Zendaya. She’s such a role model to me so I would love for her to be on Total Eclipse. That would be a dream!” she told TigerBeat.

You can currently stream all four seasons of Total Eclipse on Brat TV’s YouTube page!

See First Look at Timothee Chalamet & Zendaya In New Movie 'Dune'

See First Look at Timothee Chalamet & Zendaya In New Movie 'Dune'