Why Zendaya Refused an On-Screen Kiss


| LAST UPDATE 09/10/2021

By Chloe Becker
Zendaya First Kiss, Boyfriends
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It's no secret Zendaya keeps things on the DL when it comes to her love life. But that doesn't stop us from speculating (and stanning) the actress's rumored relationships. Lucky for us, the Euphoria star just opened up a bit about what it's like to date her. Plus, why she refused an on-screen kiss on Shake It Up.

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Zendaya looks stunning as the September cover star for Brish Vogue. But it's what's written between the gorgeous photos that caught our attention. The 25-year-old revealed how she refused to have an on-screen kiss back when she was a Disney Channel child star, despite producers writing it into the script.

"I remember being on Shake It Up and being like, 'I'm not gonna do this,'" Zendaya told British Vogue of the kissing scene. "I'm going to kiss him on the cheek because I haven't been kissed yet so I don't want the kiss to be on camera." We love some work-life balance! But, obviously, the actress has since shared plenty of on-screen romances.

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From her love interest Zac Efron in The Greatest Showman to Hunter Shafer in Euphoria, we've seen our girl get steamy with some of our favorite Hollywood faces. As Vogue put it during the interview, Zendaya has starred alongside "pretty much all of the internet's boyfriends," from Timothee Chalamet to Jacob Elordi. So has any of the on-screen chemistry made its way off-set?

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Sadly for us, Zendaya is still keeping her lips sealed on that front. "Yeah, I've seen those tweets," the Malcolm & Marie star said of the internet rumors surrounding her love life. But no confirmation as to whether they're true. What we do know is that whoever she brings home has plenty of people to impress. "My dad, my brothers, it's a whole thing," Zendaya shared.

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"Good luck to whoever wants to take that on," she added. And in an interesting turn of events, we've learned that the Vogue interview took place the day before those steamy photos of Zendaya and her Spider-Man: No Way Home costar Tom Holland went viral. Something tells us luck is on Tom's side...