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It’s part of my job’: Zendaya speaks out on comments about her kissing scenes

Zendaya, the talented actress known for her roles in various films and series, including the recent release “Challengers,” shared her thoughts on the attention surrounding her kissing scenes in movies. In an interview on “Jake’s Takes,” while promoting her latest project, Zendaya expressed her perplexity at the heightened interest in her on-screen kisses.

Reflecting on the unusual focus on her kissing scenes by the media, the 27-year-old actress remarked, “I know, it’s very strange. I don’t know why. I don’t know if it’s because they want it to go viral, but I’ve noticed it – particularly with me. I feel like it’s not the same for other actors.”

Acknowledging that kissing scenes are indeed a part of her job, Zendaya added, “If there was someone else here, you probably wouldn’t ask this question. But yes, it’s part of my job, and it’s a completely normal part of my job, despite perhaps the perception others have of our work. But yes, it’s strange.”

“Thank you for bringing it up because I was thinking the same thing. I’m like, it’s weird! It’s weird!” Zendaya concluded, expressing her agreement with the interviewer’s observation.

Navigating a Chaotic Love Triangle

Despite the steamy trailers, Zendaya clarified that the scenes in “Challengers,” which is rated R (restricted for viewers under 17), maintain a level of restraint.

“What’s really special about this film is that it’s incredibly sexy, but surprisingly, there are no sex scenes,” Zendaya explained to IndieWire. “I’ve been asked a lot of questions about sex scenes by people who have seen the film, and I’m like, ‘What sex scenes?'” she added.

Directed by Luca Guadagnino, “Challengers” features Zendaya as Tashi, a tennis star turned coach, entangled in a love triangle with two other athletes, her husband Art, portrayed by Mike Faist, and her former lover Patrick, played by Josh O’Connor.

Zendaya’s candid remarks shed light on the realities of portraying intimate scenes in cinema and serve as a reminder of the complexities actors face in navigating public perception versus the demands of their craft.


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