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Zendaya: Getting Angry Was “Therapeutic” In Netflix’s Malcolm & Marie

Plus, John David Washington reflects on imperfect love and writer-director Sam Levinson reveals the inspiration for his explosive two-hander.

by | February 2, 2021 | Comments

“Hell yeah!”: That’s the feeling Zendaya got when she unleashed on John David Washington while playing one half of the title couple in Sam Levinson’s Malcolm & Marie, Netflix’s buzzy two-hander about a filmmaker, his partner, and the night that will change their relationship forever.

As Marie, the muse for Washington’s filmmaker’s acclaimed new movie, Zendaya – working with her Euphoria creator and close friend, Levinson – gets to channel some deep anger, something the star said was a challenge, but ultimately “therapeutic.”

Sitting down with Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley, Zendaya also opened up about similarities between Marie an Rue, her troubled addict from HBO’s Euphoria; Washington talked imperfect love; and Levinson recalled bored-at-home text exchange that inspired what many believe will be a major film come awards season.

Malcolm & Marie is available on Netflix from February 4.

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