From her position as the MCU’s MJ in Spider-Male: Homecoming and Far From Dwelling, to her riveting turns in Euphoria and Malcolm And Marie, Zendaya is previously a screen power to be reckoned with. And if her presence in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will be reasonably smaller, her portion is a important a single – she’s enjoying Chani, a female of Arrakis’ indigenous Fremen inhabitants, whose future is entwined with that of Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides. Need to the filmmaker get to make his second element of the epic Frank Herbert adaptation, the character would aspect significantly additional closely – but for now, she’ll be a tantalising promise of what is to come.
With Dune’s Venice premiere drawing at any time-closer, study Empire’s job interview with Zendaya – talking about how she arrived to play Chani, why she wishes to investigate the character even further in Villeneuve’s planned next movie, and talking on all those Eliminate Invoice Vol. 3 rumours.
How did you get concerned in Dune?
Not a tremendous outrageous tale. I want it were much more enjoyable. When I located out that it was staying created, I was particularly intrigued. I’ve always wished to be a portion of a little something sci-fi like that, and I’m a enormous lover of Denis. I just went after it and auditioned.
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What was your impression of Chani, your fierce Fremen fighter?
My part is really, extremely smaller in this movie and that’s why I’m so psyched to see it, to see what everyone’s been up to. [Denis and I] had a minor discussion about who Chani is and the strength she possesses. She’s a fighter, which is what her persons are. I only truly had a few days with her, so I type of scratched the area but it was so significantly entertaining figuring her out. What does she stroll like, what does she discuss like? This is her earth, so how does she navigate this globe? It was so entertaining.
I felt like Timothée and I had regarded each and every other forever, like this was my homie increasing up.
How was Denis as a director on established?
He’s so form and attentive to all of his actors. I was only there for 4 times and I did not want to go away! Denis understands what he wishes from us but he’s also extremely collaborative, allowing for me to have my take on the character as properly. I really don’t want to jinx anything at all but I just can’t wait around to check out her far more. I hope I get to discover more from Denis. I adore to learn from persons who are excellent at their career.
Did you know Timothée prior to?
We fulfilled at my chemistry-examine. I felt like we’d acknowledged every single other forever, like this was my homie growing up. We turned genuinely good mates. He’s obviously extremely talented and seriously passionate about his work and takes it pretty very seriously, and I consider it exhibits in his occupation. Taking on this large motion picture, I would be terrified, you know what I signify? But he handles it with these kinds of grace. He’s fantastic.
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Vivica A. Fox lately explained that she wants you to play her screen daughter in Destroy Invoice 3 if that ever comes about. What do you assume?
I observed that! I was rather honoured that she would say that. Definitely she’s amazing and I’m very flattered that she would believe of me. But, you know, it is just an strategy. The online kinda requires points and runs with it.
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Initially published in Empire’s Oct 2020 problem. Dune arrives to Uk cinemas from 21 October.