Zendaya has revealed she’d like to play a villain character for her next role.
“I would love to play a villain of sorts,” Zendaya said. “Tap into the evil, supervillain vibes. Whatever [form] that manifests in. I don’t think necessarily in a superhero sense. I just mean in an emotional sense.
“I feel like I usually play the good guy, so I’d like to play the bad guy.”
The actor recently said she’s looking to tackle more “grown-up” roles following Euphoria. “From a character perspective, I want to find things that will push me,” Zendaya said. “As I get older, you know, I can’t play a teenager for the rest of my life.”
Zendaya is set to appear in Luca Guadagnino’s tennis drama Challengers, where she plays a former champion-turned-coach, who finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between two players, portrayed by Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist.
A third season of Euphoria is in development, which creator Sam Levinson recently described as a “film noir”. Due to the ongoing Hollywood strikes, it’s unclear when the third season will be released.
Zendaya was among those who paid tribute to her late Euphoria co-star Angus Cloud earlier this month, after he died aged 25.