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Zendaya Responds To Those 'Little Mermaid' Casting Rumors

Zendaya Responds To Those 'Little Mermaid' Casting Rumors

A while back there was a rumor that Zendaya was slated to play Ariel in a live action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Now, the 22-year-old actress is responding to the claims – and it’s not what you wanted to hear.

“I loved The Little Mermaid. It is honestly one of my favorite movies of all time. I was obsessed with it when I was a little kid,” she told People recently.

However, that casting rumor is “just a rumor, so we will see.”

Zendaya added about the roles that she was looking at and for in her future: “I am an actor, I just like good roles. Things I can soak into and really sink my teeth into. I always try to find characters that I can find some human connection to.”

Here’s hoping that we get a confirmation on this role for her though, because we would be buying out theaters for it.

Zendaya Has A Trick To Not Get Sucked Into Social Media

Zendaya Has A Trick To Not Get Sucked Into Social Media

Zendaya is just one of the most followed celebrities on social media, however, she’s not letting it rule her life.

In a new interview with Bustle, the 22-year-old actress opened up about how she balances real life with her online life – a subject that is definitely touched on in her new movie, Smallfoot.

“I can definitely say I use [social media] on a daily basis, but I definitely think it’s important to enjoy it but also enjoy real life too,” she shared. “Be able to know when you can take a break or should take a break and be comfortable with yourself when your phone isn’t involved in the equation. So it’s all about a balance.”

Her trick she uses daily? Don’t bring your phone to work!

“I just don’t even bring my phone so I can stay in my work zone and not worry about it at all,” Zendaya adds.

However, Zendaya still loves to be on social media and connect with her fans – it’s just not her life.

“Everybody I think nowadays can understand the pressure of having to keep up with social media, and I love social media for sure… It’s part of my job to have that part of my life [and] I definitely appreciate all my fans and I like that I can connect and be a part of their lives,” she shared.

“You have to do what’s best for you, and again like I said, it’s all about balance. Are you able to have your social media life and your real life and are you able to be happy with both?”

Smallfoot is out in theaters on September 28th.

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Zendaya & Gina Rodriguez Dish on Their 'Smallfoot' Characters - Watch Now! (Exclusive)

Zendaya & Gina Rodriguez Dish on Their 'Smallfoot' Characters - Watch Now! (Exclusive)

Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez join their Smallfoot co-stars in this exclusive new featurette!

In the video, the actresses – along with LeBron James, Channing Tatum, and Common – spill some fun tidbits about their roles.

The animated adventure film tells the story of a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.

Don’t miss Smallfoot when it hits theaters on September 28. In the meantime, watch the new clip below!

ICYMI, listen to Zendaya‘s new song “Wonderful Life” from the soundtrack, as well as Niall Horan‘s “Finally Free.”


‘Smallfoot’ Cast Discusses Their Characters in Exclusive Featurette
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Zendaya Wows in Purple & Yellow Gown at GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018

Zendaya Wows in Purple & Yellow Gown at GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018

Zendaya lets her dress do all the talking while arriving at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Tate Modern on Wednesday night (September 5) in London, England.

The Spider-Man actress, wearing a vivid purple and yellow Ralph & Russo gown, just celebrated her 22nd birthday a few days prior to the event.

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If you don’t know, the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards celebrates the inspirational men and women of the last 12 months.

Zendaya is currently filming the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man in London.

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Zendaya Turns 22 in London, Celebrates In Style!

Zendaya Turns 22 in London, Celebrates In Style!

It looks like Zendaya had an amazing birthday weekend!

The newly 22-year-old actress celebrated with family and friends on Saturday night (September 1) in London, England.

Zendaya was spotted at the private members club Annabel’s and she spent the evening with Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star and rumored real-life boyfriend Tom Holland, as well as co-stars Tony Revolori and Jacob Batalon.

“I’m bout to take my ass to bed, but I really don’t know how to put into words how grateful I am for the love everyone has shown me today, thank you for another beautiful and special birthday,” Zendaya wrote on her Instagram story at the end of the night.

Tom wished Zendaya a happy birthday by sharing an old paparazzi photo and said, “Me, myself and the birthday girl. Happy birthday mate – keep killing it and paving the way for the rest of us ♥️.”

FYI: Zendaya is wearing an Alessandra Rich dress, Wolford tights, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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