Zendaya Gets Real In 'Vogue' Interview


| LAST UPDATE 07/05/2022

By Peral Simons
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Being the 'It' girl of the moment ain't easy. Just ask Zendaya if you don't believe us. From overexcited fans to paparazzi with no boundaries, finding time for yourself can be a challenge. Gracing the cover of Vogue Italia, the Euphoria star got candid about the downside of fame and the importance of setting boundaries. Here's what she had to say...

Starting from a young age on the Disney show, Shake It Up, Zendaya has grown accustomed to fame. However, when she landed the role of Spiderman's love interest, MJ, she reached a new level of fame. "Of course, it comes with new sets of challenges and pressures, but I've been doing this for a long time, and I started when I was quite young," she told Vogue. "So thankfully, I've had a little bit of time to ease and grow my experience in a way that wasn't just completely an overnight change. I'm always adjusting to it and trying to be grateful for it all in the end because it means that people are clearly resonating with the work that I'm doing, and that means a lot to me."

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To top it all off, her portrayal of Rue Bennett in HBO's Euphoria helped secure her place as one of Hollywood's most in-demand and successful actresses. While Zendaya is grateful for her passionate fanbase, she's had to work hard to ensure that her privacy is maintained. "They're really understanding that I'm human, even the hardcore ones, and they want me to be happy, and I genuinely feel that from them," she explained. "They're really respectful of my boundaries and the things that I choose to keep a little bit more private and keep for myself."

Speaking of the more private aspects of Zendaya's life - her relationship with her Spiderman co-star, Tom Holland, has also received much attention in recent years. In 2021, photos of the couple kissing were leaked to the press. Talking to GQ a few weeks later, Holland matched his girlfriend's sentiment, saying he felt "robbed of privacy." "One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn't really in our control anymore," he confessed. Read the full Zendaya interview here. And, of course, stay tuned for more updates.

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