Zendaya becomes a “Dune nerd” after working on the new film
“I’m geeking out like everyone else” – Zendaya said that she is a “Dune nerd” since starring in Denis Villeneuve’s film. The actress, who plays Chani in the forthcoming sci-fi epic, explained how she has become a fan of Frank Herbert’s universe in light of her role.
„I have become a Dune nerd for sure. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I am geeking out like everyone else, I can’t wait to see it! It is special.” said Zendaya to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “I’m very, very excited. I feel so lucky, incredibly lucky to be a part of it. It’s such a beautiful thing and I’m geeking out like everyone else. I can’t wait to see it and I can’t wait for people to see it. It’s special.”
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman also spoke about her friendship with Timothée Chalamet, and said the pair organized dance parties for the cast and crew on set and they came close together as friends.
„I think my favorite part was when we would have these dance parties in my room, where I would leave the door open, and Timothy would come in with his little speaker and everybody would start coming in and then we’d just start dancing,” she said.
“Dune” is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. The film is an international co-production of Canada, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In an essay for Variety published last December, and there was “absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience” in Warner Bros’ decision to release the film simultaneously in cinemas and on HBO Max.
Legendary, the production company behind the film, is now reportedly threatening lawsuits if the film does not receive a standalone cinema release.
“Dune” is set to be released worldwide on the 1st of October and it was shot in Budapest at Origo Studios.