Zendaya Gushes Over John David Washington In 'Malcolm & Marie'

Zendaya Gushes Over John David Washington In 'Malcolm & Marie'

Zendaya is opening up about her co-star John David Washington!

The 24-year-old dished on his performance in their upcoming movie Malcolm & Marie, where they play a couple.

“Now, becoming very close with JD, and knowing the kind of lovely, kind, calm person that he is—I’m just blown away with his work,” she told WSJ. Magazine. “It’s a f—ing performance, because that is not the John David I have grown to know. I don’t know where he went and how he did it, but it was incredible to watch. And I definitely think it helped me as an actress. It challenged me to work a little bit harder to match where he was.”

“When [Malcolm & Marie] came along, it felt a bit like this might be the last thing I’ll ever get to do,” John David shared. “I went to that dramatic [place]. I was like, this is survival, but hey, if this is the last thing I get to do, I truly believe in it. I went from the biggest-budget film in my career [Tenet] to the lowest-budget film within a six-month time frame.”

“I don’t like confrontation. I think that the beauty about the relationship is, at least for Malcolm, some of his best material is probably coming from the confrontation, from their exchanges. But no, personally, I would not operate the same way Malcolm does in any kind of relationship,” he added.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the trailer for Malcolm & Marie, which was fully created during quarantine. The movie will be out on February 5th on Netflix!

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