Tennis “prodigy” Zendaya reveals private video diary in new Challengers trailer

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To incite her followers, well-known actress Zendaya added a private video diary from the set of Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming tennis-related film Challengers to the movie’s new trailer, which landed on 21 February. The brand new trailer amassed over 2.5 million views on YouTube alone within the first two days of launching.

Take a look at it. Nevertheless, the above trailer would not comprise Zendaya’s private video diary. The actress solely shared it on her social media accounts. “CHALLENGERS trailer 2… + a lil one thing particular. In theaters APRIL twenty sixth,” Zendaya captioned the trailer and the diary discovered on the finish of it.

Within the video diary, Zendaya shares scenes displaying her:

  • Working towards and posing on the tennis courtroom;
  • Interacting along with her co-stars, particularly with Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor;
  • Footage of the identical co-stars studying to hit tweeners.

The diary ends with the phrases “to be continued.” Discover the diary on the finish of the trailer discovered within the embedded submit beneath.

We seemed into the feedback left by the individuals who watched the trailer and most of them cherished it and praised the director’s work.

Nevertheless, many mocked Zendaya’s boyfriend Tom Holland. “Spidey: Mr Stark, i do not really feel so good…” one YouTube person commented. “Tom holland replaying this over and over and over,” one other person wrote. In Challengers, Zendaya performs the position of Tashi Donaldson, “a former tennis prodigy turned coach who married to a champion on a dropping streak.

Her technique for her husband’s redemption takes a shocking flip when he should face off towards his former greatest pal and Tashi’s former boyfriend.” Zendaya is a praised actress with 2 Primetime Emmys and is usually identified for portraying Rue Bennett within the TV sequence Euphoria, MJ within the newest Spider-Man films, Anne Wheeler within the Oscar-nominated The Best Showman, and Dune.

Earlier than Challengers, nonetheless, Zendaya will seem in Dune: Half Two, which is ready to be launched on March 1, 2024. On Thursday, Zendaya attended the film’s premiere in Seoul.

Zendaya and different co-stars from Dune: Half Two© Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Photographs AsiaPac

Let’s not neglect about her apparition on the World Premiere of Dune: Half Two.

Zendaya on the World Premiere of Dune: Half Two© Joe Maher / Getty Photographs Europe

Challengers is a “fizzy” film

Challengers’ movie director Luca Guadagnino expressed his opinion on the film that is set to hit the theaters on 26 April.

“I don’t wish to assume a lot about Challengers,” Guadagnino admitted as we beforehand reported on his IndieWire interview. “I believe these three characters in that film are fantastically advanced and actually f*cked-up folks that I really like very a lot.

And a sports activities movie, why not? It’s hyperkinetic, and I do movies, so it’s nice,” mentioned the director. The director, chatting with IndieWire, additionally described ‘Challengers’ as “a reasonably fizzy, s*xy film concerning the world of tennis”.

This is the preliminary trailer for the film, which ought to have launched in September 2023 however bought postponed on account of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Learn extra: Zendaya’s sensual tennis film Challengers suffers main delay. It is value noting that Luca Guadagnino is a specialist in making romance films, particularly ones exploring same-gender relationships.

As proof, Guadagnino’s film Name Me by Your Identify earned an Oscar nomination in 2017. “In Eighties Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old scholar and the older man employed as his father’s analysis assistant,” the film’s IMDB description reads.

Zendaya identified what Guadagnino’s biggest power is in terms of filmmaking. “What Luca’s actually good at is discovering sensuality and want. There’s a lot in simply glances. The strain builds. Not having the discharge is an efficient factor generally,” she instructed Empire as we beforehand quoted her.

US Open winner Coco Gauff’s opinion on Challengers

The 2023 US Open winner Coco Gauff is happy about Zendaya’s upcoming Challengers film. Gauff commented on the final two Instagram posts shared by Zendaya with reference to Challengers.

“Cannot wait,” Gauff wrote on 2 January. “So excited,” Gauff reacted to the brand new trailer. Moreover Gauff, Serena additionally reacted when the film was introduced. “So excited for this,” Williams commented. It stays to be seen how good the film shall be and whether or not it should earn an Oscar nomination, or higher, a win, as King Richard did.

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