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Entertainment Zendaya Opens Up About How Edgy ‘Euphoria’ Role Helped Her Shed Disney Channel Past

01:20  29 november  2020
01:20  29 november  2020 Source:   etcanada.com

Zendaya Discusses Her Historic Emmy Win, Says She Wanted Her Speech To Be ‘Honest’ In A ‘Hopeless Time’

  Zendaya Discusses Her Historic Emmy Win, Says She Wanted Her Speech To Be ‘Honest’ In A ‘Hopeless Time’ Zendaya discusses her historic Emmy win in a new interview with Elle. The actress, 24, became the youngest nominee to win a Primetime Emmy in the category for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in “Euphoria”. Speaking to her fellow “Dune” star Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya shares: “I was nervous about the possibility of having to get up and speak. So I was like, 'Okay, let me just write down a few little bullet points.' "Usually I would just go up there and say what’s in my heart, but everybody was like, 'No, I think you should definitely write something down.

Growing up : Zendaya (pictured) discussed how Euphoria helped her move on from her Disney roles and how she hopes the HBO series has created dialogue about challenge subjects. During that 'chunk of time' admitted that she read plenty of scripts but couldn't find anything that sparked her interest

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Zendaya made history at the 2020 Emmy Awards when she won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in HBOs "Euphoria", becoming the youngest actress to ever win that category.

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However, it wasn't that long ago she was more associated for such wholesome Disney Channel shows as "Shake It Up" and "K.C. Undercover".

In a new interview with Brisbane's Courier Mail, the 24-year-old actress discussed how "Euphoria" has allowed her to transition from those type of roles to more adult fare.

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Zendaya Reflects On History-Making Emmy Win: ‘I’ll Definitely Remember That One Forever’

  Zendaya Reflects On History-Making Emmy Win: ‘I’ll Definitely Remember That One Forever’ Zendaya is looking back at her historic win at the 2020 Emmy Awards. The actress, 24, who took home a Lead Actress in a Drama statue at the awards ceremony for her role as Rue on HBO’s “Euphoria”, is Essence magazine’s 50th-anniversary cover star and opened up about what that moment felt like. For the spread, Zendaya paid tribute to model and actress Donyale Luna.

' Euphoria ' star Zendaya on her first Emmy nomination and finding inspiration in the way people have connected to the show. Some seven years after That’s So Raven premiered, Zendaya was starring as Rocky Blue in Disney Channel ’s teen hit Shake It Up .

Zendaya plays 17 year old Rue Bennett in Euphoria , a troubled teenager who, when the pilot begins, is just But, as Rue explains in her opening voice over, she doesn't remember much Disney phase: The actress also revealed in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly that this show came to her

“I was in a bit of a weird place because I’d kind of finished the ‘old phase’ of my career and I kind of had this big chunk of time with nothing to do and I was quite stressed about it,” she said.

“I feel like if I’m not working then everything is going to disappear. So that empty time and also not wanting to do something for the sake of doing it… I was reading a lot of scripts and just nothing felt right," she continued.

It was during this period that she received a few pages written by "Euphoria" creator Sam Levinson, describing the show's teenage protagonist, recovering addict Rue Bennett.

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“Euphoria was one of the first things that I read and was in it and feeling it the whole way through,” she said, “and I was conscious and aware and I fell in love.”

While two "bridge" episodes of "Euphoria" are coming soon — the first one arrives on Dec. 6 — she admitted she's looking forward to returning to the role when production begins on the second season.

"I”m so grateful for the show and I can’t wait to go back," she said.

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