Dune 2, Zendaya: "I will be busy on set a lot more, I want to grow with my character"

Zendaya talked about Dune 2 confirming that the space given to her character will be greater and will be able to show new sides.

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Dune 2 will have like zendaya, interpreter of Chani, and the actress has revealed how she approaches the work that will be done on the set of the epic opera directed by Denis Villeneuve.
The young star, interviewed by Deadline, he also recalled how special was the experience lived at the Venice Film Festival where the world premiere of the project took place.

Dune: Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in a scenario

Zendaya, speaking of the Venetian film festival, explained that she and Timothée Chalamet were aware of how special it was to have the opportunity to show Dune after such a difficult period for the world and for the sector: “We were just reminding ourselves that this is real life and appreciating the situation as much as possible. I felt really grateful that I was able to share all this with a friend“.

The actress later explained that she had tried to get involved in the casting as soon as she heard about Denis Villeneuve being in charge of adapting the sci-fi opera written by Frank Herbert. However, Zendaya was one of the last people to be involved in the cast and when she arrived on the set she immediately noticed that the other performers had already established a very deep bond, as if they were a family: “I came in and everyone already had their costume on, and it was great. I met everyone while they were still in their suits and it was a really gorgeous way to be introduced to everyone while they were already in their character“.

The star also praised how the filmmaker managed to give her indications, while allowing her a lot of freedom: “I think she was able to get an idea of ​​who she was. I don’t think he was very far from who I am, although circumstances may be different. But with each character you find personal elements that align with who you are and then build on those elements. I immediately connected with her. I wish I had more time with her and everyone else. I didn’t want to leave“.

Zendaya said about the sequel: “I will be able to stay on set longer. I want to grow with the characters I play and with the people I learn from. Anyone who has read the novels knows that there is still so much to explore and tackle“.
Chani’s interpreter then underlined: “What was great about not being very involved in shooting the first film is that I was seeing it from a completely fresh perspective because I hadn’t seen the sets and scenes for most of the film. And watching it seemed like just the beginning of the story“.

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