Zendaya Shares Why People Used...

Celeb

Zendaya Shares Why People Used To Think She Was 'Cold' & 'Mean'

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:13 12 Jan 2021


Share this article


Zendaya struggled with small talk

Hollywood superstar Zendaya told GQ Magazine that people used to think she was, 'cold,' and, 'mean.'

She blamed it on nerves and admitted she didn't know how to make small talk at the start of her career.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya)

The 24-year-old kicked off her career on Disney Channel in her teens.

She shot to fame following her appearance in Spider-Man with Tom Holland and The Greatest Showman with Zac Efron.

But it wasn't until she bagged the lead in Euphoria that the whole world grew to know her name.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya)

Before her fame, Zendaya was a very shy kid.

According to GQ, 'her parents sought counsel on how to manage her affliction.'

As she grew up however, she learned to speak her mind and it's something she'll do comfortably with family and friends.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya)

She explained, 'With my family and friends, I can go back and forth on a topic for no reason.'

'I'm not actually winning anything here, but I like to go back and forth just to make sure that my point is heard, make sure my point has gotten across, which is similar, in many ways, to Marie.'

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya)

Zendaya was referring to her character in the new Netflix movie Malcolm & Marie.

'You come off kind of cold'

The actress said she had to learn how to do communicate with people after her stylist told her she came across, 'cold,' and, 'mean.'

'I remember my stylist was like, 'You come off kind of cold. People think you're mean because you don't talk.''

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post sh

'When really I just was too nervous,' Zendaya defended.

She said, 'In this industry, I had to learn how to do small talk and stuff, because I guess I would kind of come off cold to people because I didn't really know how to start conversation.'

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post sharedaya)

Meanwhile, watch the official trailer for Zendaya's Malcolm & Marie here.


Share this article


Read more about

Zendaya

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

12:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Up next

Fully Charged With Ed & Valeri...

Fully Charged With Ed & Valerie

07:00 AM-10:00 AM

Share

SPIN Hits with Peter

SPIN Hits with Peter

10:00 AM-03:00 PM

Share

SPIN Hits with Eoghain Fitz

SPIN Hits with Eoghain Fitz

03:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

THE ZOO CREW

THE ZOO CREW

07:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

SPIN HITS WITH MARTY

SPIN HITS WITH MARTY

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

12:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on