Here’s how the ‘Parallel Mothers’ director recalls the meeting:
“I come across Zendaya and I behave like any fan. I ask her for a photo and am surprised at how tall and beautiful she is. I am used to seeing her with her neglected complexion in “Euphoria,” and I’m surprised by the splendor of the actress’s natural beauty. I tell her, and it’s true, that I’m longing to see her in films with real characters where she can develop what she has already demonstrated, that she is a great actress, an adult actress. As proof, you have her performance in the very uneven “Malcolm and Marie.” (I don’t think she understands a single word I say to her.)”
As much as Almodovar’s enchantment with Zendaya is understandable, fans did not just see a nod to the actress in his diary – they saw a hint.
Hands up if you want to see Zendaya in an upcoming movie by Pedro Almodovar!
Fan-cast: Zendaya and Anya-Taylor Joy in an Almodovar-directed Spanish drama.
Almodovar’s recent film ‘The Parallel Mothers’ had the director’s muse Penelope Cruz nominated for Best Actress, with Alberto Iglesias competing for Best Original Score.