Zendaya on Starring in ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’: ‘I Feel Like a Lot of People Doubt Me in the Acting Space’
The 20-year-old hasn’t got time for the haters in the comments section.
Zendaya is a girl on a loose. When she isn’t blowing minds on red carpets, she’s hard at work on her new album and is co-starring in the highly-anticipated new Marvel flick Spider-Man: Homecoming. The stunning multi-hyphenate recently chatted with Seventeen about the hype surrounding her big movie role and coping with self-doubt.
“I hold myself to such ridiculously high standards that if I don’t meet or surpass them, I doubt myself,” she said. “That fear of not being as good as you want to be can limit you from doing things. I feel a lot of people doubt me in the acting space because I’ve never done a big movie, and that’s why I’m excited about doing Spider-Man—I have no preconceived notions about how I’m supposed to deal with it. But I auditioned just like everybody else, and clearly I did something right.”
The former Disney star also discussed how she deals with the negativity that runs rampant on social media.
“I’m not really a comment reader because what I post on Instagram is about my outfit or my faith, and those are things that no one can tell me anything about. If I like it, I like it. But if I’m posting something that is political, sometimes I do read comments to see what people are talking about and thinking.”
Zendaya also admitted that she’s always pushing herself to do better and achieve more, which can get stressful at times.
“Like, the way I see it in my head, I should be nothing shy of Beyoncé,” said the singer. ”But you can’t freakin’ put that much pressure on yourself. That doesn’t mean don’t strive for the best, because you should… Sometimes I need to realize that I’m human. I’m doing pretty good.”
Zendaya’s Seventeen issue arrives Sept. 13.