Zendaya is usually seen on the big screens in “good guys” roles. But she wanted to switch to the opposite side, where negativity prevails, in a bid to leave her comfort zone.
In an interview with Elle, the Spider-Man star said, “I would love to play a villain of sorts. Tap into that evil, supervillain vibe. Whatever that manifests in, I don’t think necessarily in a superhero sense but in an emotional sense. I feel like I usually play the good guy, so I’d like to play the bad guy.”
Aside from making a pact with devil roles, the 26-year-old already portrays her fair share of bold characters, like Euphoria.
But the Emmy-winning actor’s latest role in Challengers caused quite a ruckus as she has depicted her most ‘raunchy side’ on the screen to date.
Tackling the question in the interview, the California native said, “From a character perspective, I want to find things that will push me. As I get older, you know,” she continued.
“I can’t play a teenager for the rest of my life. “I felt like it was a good step into a more, I guess you could say, “grown-up” role and into that next phase. It was a little bit scary to take on, which I think is a good feeling.”
Zendaya added, “‘To be like, “Ooh, can I do this?” You could run from that feeling and stay safe and comfortable, or you can go, ‘You know what, **** it.”