Zendaya will be playing Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Fans have been waiting for updates to see how this famed model and actress will look in the movie. Zendaya was brought to give a completely new dimension and growth to Mary Jane, who has traditionally been a cookie-cutter character.

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Zendaya’s saree look in India

Zendaya jumped with joy

Zendaya revealed in an interview her excitement to land a role in this movie. Becoming part of the iconic Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a big deal for any actor. So for Zendaya, it was a moment to celebrate when she got the role. She was excited to work with Tom Holland.

“Spider-Man was one of the first movies that I did outside of Disney Channel. And yeah, I didn’t have much to do in the first movie, but I was so just excited to be doing the movie at all”

Zendaya calls herself lucky

For Zendaya the Spiderman movie was the most exciting project she did outside Disney. She did mention that she had just a few dialogues in the first part. But that really didn’t matter to her. She just wanted a role in the movie whether big or small.

“I was lucky because they already kind of wanted to re-create the character and turn her into a new version of what I think maybe the original Mary Jane character represented, and just do it in our own way in this Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

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Zendaya and Tom Holland pose together

Her experience filming SpiderMan was quite unique. Everything had to be managed in a short time

“It’s massive. It’s very different from “Euphoria,” where it’s close and you have more time. Whereas on something like “Spider-Man,” it’s such a huge thing. And there are so many secrets”

Her portrayal of Mary Jane was appreciated. She added new dimensions to the character. But the actress says that the script played a major role in it.

“I kind of came into it, and there was already on the page a smart, quick, sharp young girl who comes off as a bit quirky or offbeat. I have a lot of fun doing it. I like being able to do comedy and things that aren’t so heavy.”

Source: Variety