“She should be…”- Gregg Araki Takes a Shot at ‘Euphoria’s Treatment of Zendaya Suggest Alternate Projects for the Spider-Man Star

Published 06/22/2023, 11:30 AM EDT

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Zendaya is undeniably one of the most deserving celebrities in Hollywood. The actress has been making history with her role as Rue Bennett on HBO’s smash-hit Euphoria. Her performance as a troubled teen is so brilliant and powerful that she has hooked millions of viewers with this show. More than four years have passed since fans started watching her steering this character through her erratic and emotional hairpin. And it wouldn’t be too much to say that her empathy for her struggles has made viewers around the globe addicted to her role.

Picking this depiction of a teenage girl in the teen drama, Gregg Araki recently got candid about her portrayal. It looks like the famed filmmaker has quite a different view of her role than others.

Gregg Araki believes Zendaya needs to explore powerful roles 

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Araki recently sat down with Metrograph’s Thora Siemsen for an interesting Q&A session that gives fans insight into his life and opinions about things. One of the questions asked him about the actor he would like to work with that he never did before. To this, he was quick to respond that Zendaya is on his top list.

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He gushed over the 26-year-old who became the youngest woman to win an Emmy twice at her age. The Nowhere director stated that she is a package of all the beautiful qualities that an actress should have. Indeed, she is cool and stylish considering her boyfriend, Tom Holland, couldn’t get enough of her dreamy looks.

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Moving forward, he expressed his desire to see her in a movie where she is sporting some dazzling looks. Since the 63-year-old does not like roaming around in baggy sweatshirts with no makeup as Zendaya did in Euphoria. According to him, she is fit for more spectacular roles where she can glow and should do a ‘fabulous movie.’ “She should be doing kung-fu, jumping off mopeds over bridges,” he added.

Well, most of the fans would agree with Araki on this the way she steals the thunder on red carpets just like she did at the SAG Awards.

The Spider-Man actress brought her Barbie vibe to the SAG Awards 

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In February, Zendaya stepped out to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards in her pretty pink ensemble. The actress rocked the red carpet solo donning a bubblegum pink strapless mermaid gown by Valentino. With her bob haircut and cute smile, she gave us major princess vibes flashing bold BVLGARI jewels.

 

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Later, she swapped her dreamy gown with another electric outfit of the same color when she took the stage to present an award. This look featured a cutout, a color-blocked geometric bodice, and a silky pink train.

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What do you think about Gregg Araki’s take on Zendaya’s Euphoria look? Should Rue get a makeover? Leave your comments below!

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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