Zendaya Talks About Why She’ll Never Be A Pop Star
Zendaya may only be in her twenties, but she’s already spent a significant portion of her life in the spotlight. From child television star to one of the industry’s most sought-after entertainers, the award-winning actress’s celebrity grows with each passing year. There was a time when Zendaya was focused on her music career and even signed a deal with Hollywood Records. She has only released one studio album but has shared almost a dozen singles, collaborating with artists like Chris Brown, Bella Thorne, and Zac Efron.
Andrew Garfield and the Spider-Man star spoke one-on-one with Variety, and she admitted that she purposefully chose to shift her primary focus to acting because it provided “a level of anonymity” that music did not.
I was talking to [Euphoria creator Sam Levinson] about this earlier. I was like I don’t know if I could ever be a pop star,” she stated. “It’s because as an actor, there’s a level of anonymity that I get to have, which I really like. And I get to sort my stuff, whatever that is, through a character and nobody needs to know about it. Whereas in other forms and other mediums, it’s all you all the time. I like the idea that somebody else, meaning Rue, gets to take on that stuff and I can…”
Garfield cut in to say, “Boundaries.”
“Yeah, boundaries,” Zendaya added. “Learning what’s for me.”
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