Zendaya has radiated like a shooting star captured on celluloid in Sam Levinson’s Malcolm & Marie. She emotionally exploded as her teenage years disintegrated in Levinson’s cultural phenomenon Euphoria.
Zendaya shone in Spider-Man: No Way Home, a movie that dominated the box office in a year when she became the muse of extremes.
But Zendaya is much more than that. She is an autonomous creative force herself. A cultural icon in the making.
A person driven by pure inspiration, empathy, and respect for her craft, who uses authenticity as a new superpower. She seems fearless, her roots run deep, and I love that she still laughs like a kid.
Zendaya is the future. And there is nothing more comforting to me. This is only the beginning.
Villeneuve is a director, most recently of Dune
Styled by Law Roach; hair by Antoinette Hill; make-up by Sheika Daley