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Zendaya Loves That 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Celebrates Diversity

Zendaya Loves That 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Celebrates Diversity

If there’s one thing about Spider-Man: Homecoming that star Zendaya loves, it’s the diversity.

The actress, who plays Michelle in the upcoming flick, spoke with EW about her new movie and how it celebrates diversity.

“That was one of my favorite parts about this movie is the diversity of the cast. It’s reflecting what New York looks like,” she shared. “It should be represented in that way.”

“I think everybody is also very distinct characters and it’s fun to see how everybody works with each other, and I love the awkwardness and the funny that comes out of those real moments in high school that we’ve all been through,” Zendaya added. “The big difference with this movie is the fact that he’s 15 and you really get to see what it would be like if a 15-year-old guy had these powers.”

She continued, “Of course, they’re not going to do everything right. They’re not going to be perfect. They’re going to mess up. They’re going to be a 15-year-old superhero; and I think they did a really great job of capturing that because that’s what makes Spider-Man so real for everybody is that he’s just a kid and just a kid from Queens.”

Zendaya is pictured below, hanging out with some friends in New York City on Wednesday afternoon (June 21).

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Zendaya Didn't Know Which Role She Was Auditioning For in 'SpiderMan: Homecoming'

Zendaya Didn't Know Which Role She Was Auditioning For in 'SpiderMan: Homecoming'

Zendaya shows off her fierce sense of style in a Sies Marjan ensemble during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in New York City this week.

The actress, who plays Michelle in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, revealed she didn’t know which role she was actually auditioning for.

“No, I did not! I knew I was auditioning for ‘Girl In Movie’, it was great getting into character [laughs],” she revealed. “In fact, I didn’t actually even know what kind of character [it was], because my character is very interesting.”

Zendaya adds that Michelle was described as “kind of a loner; she is super-intellectual, very dug-dry humor with one-liners, pops in and pops out.”

“I didn’t even know what character I was going to play until I got there and sign the Non-Disclosure and then read the script.”

If you want to know, here’s who Michelle really is!

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Zendaya Spills on Her 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Character Michelle

Zendaya Spills on Her 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Character Michelle

Zendaya is spilling some more details about her Spider-Man: Homecoming character!

The 20-year-old entertainer chatted about the film during an appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday (June 20) in New York City.

Zendaya once again confirmed that she is not playing Mary Jane but a character named Michelle.

“I keep trying to tell everybody my name is Michelle in the movie. That is what my name is. I am not lying to you. I swear,” Zendaya laughed.

She added, “she is a very interesting character, very different than anything we’ve ever seen before. She’s very intellectual, very smart, which I think leads her to not really be able to socially interact with anybody her own age. So she’s a bit of a loner. But I think she likes it that way. I like her outspokenness and her wittiness and quickness. But I’m definitely Michelle, I’m not lying.”

Check out what else Zendaya had to say in the video below…

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Tom Holland Borrowed Zendaya's Leather Jacket & Fans Have Lost All Chill

Tom Holland Borrowed Zendaya's Leather Jacket & Fans Have Lost All Chill

Tom Holland and Zendaya are just friends, as they have announced time and time again despite the persistent rumors about their romantic relationship.

However, Tom‘s recent Instagram story is lighting up the rumors all over again. While traveling in Barcelona to promote his new film Spiderman: Homecoming, Tom showed off a stylish leather jacket he borrowed from Z, Teen Vogue reports.

Calm down, Zom (Tomdaya?) shippers — unlike the high school letterman’s jacket tradition, borrowing clothes in 2017 by no means suggests these two are anything other than friends. They just have similar taste in fashion!

Zendaya opened up in a Vogue interview about her secret boyfriend of four years (who she recently broke up with) so it’s safe to say we won’t know much about Z‘s love life anyway — at least, not until she’s ready.

Tom Holland & Zendaya Laugh at 'Spider-Man' Director at Barcelona Photo Call

Tom Holland & Zendaya Laugh at 'Spider-Man' Director at Barcelona Photo Call

Tom Holland and Zendaya share a laugh while at the photo call for Spider-Man: Homecoming on Sunday (June 18) in Barcelona, Spain.

The co-stars were joined by their director, Jon Watts.

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While in Barcelona, Tom took a video on his Instagram Stories page where he praised Zendaya on her fashion, a leather jacket in particular.

“Benefit of traveling with Zendaya is she has nice clothes, thank you,” Tom said in the video. “Hehe glad you like it,” Zendaya said.

“I’m keeping it, bye,” he finished before the video ended. LOL!

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Zendaya Opens Up About Heartache After Breaking Up With Her Secret Boyfriend Of Four Years

Zendaya Opens Up About Heartache After Breaking Up With Her Secret Boyfriend Of Four Years

Zendaya heads out of the BBC Radio Studios after an afternoon interview in London, England on Friday (June 16).

The Spider-Man: Homecoming actress is still living off the high of her first Vogue cover, where she revealed that she had a secret boyfriend for just about four years. He even gave her dog Noon as a gift!

However, the relationship ended last spring: “It was my first love,” she shared. “It wasn’t a good ending.”

Zendaya adds that she is moving on from it though, “You know you’re OK in a breakup when your first thought is not, ‘What did I do wrong?’ It’s, ‘That was the dumbest decision of your life, and you’re going to regret it forever.’”

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Zendaya & Tom Holland Share Hilarious Exchange During 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Promos

Zendaya & Tom Holland Share Hilarious Exchange During 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Promos

Zendaya and her Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star Tom Holland have too much fun together!

The actress showed off her cute style while greeting fans on Thursday (June 15) in London, England.

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She wore a grey turtleneck with metallic designs on the sleeves, a metallic sequin skirt, and silver heels adorned with flower designs.

Zendaya completed her look with hoop earrings, pink lipstick, and her hair pulled back into a ponytail.

Z is in town to promote Spider-Man: Homecoming.

“Stealing hearts since 96′,” Zendaya captioned an Instagram photo of herself at a photo call for the film that morning. On his own Instagram pic, Tom wrote, “Stealing hearts since never @zendaya,” along with a laughing emoji.

See what Zendaya responded on Twitter below!

ICYMI, check out Zendaya‘s recent Vogue cover and interview.

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Zendaya Was Extremely Dedicated For Her Role In 'The Greatest Showman'

Zendaya Was Extremely Dedicated For Her Role In 'The Greatest Showman'

When Zendaya gives herself to a project of any kind, you know it’s going to be amazing — and it’s because she gives it her whole heart.

While filming The Greatest Showman, Zendaya stars as a trapeze artist and actually insisted on doing all the trapeze stunts herself.

“I would shout out a direction or give the slightest adjustment, and while flying through the air, she’d do it,” director Michael Gracey told Vogue magazine.

And you better believe that co-star Zac Efron was impressed too.

“While I was wincing in pain and covering myself in Tiger Balm and KT tape, Zendaya would move to her next scene completely unfazed.”

Zendaya is officially Superwoman!