Zendaya Laughs Off Mary Jane Casting Rumor, Throws Shade at Haters
"It's like, you guys are just making s--- up at this point and then reacting to it."
If Zendaya Coleman really is playing Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, she's taking coy to a whole new level. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter she seems to imply that her character is not Mary Jane, and she rolls her eyes at the fanboy hysteria over the previous rumors.
"People are going to react over anything. But nothing [about who she is playing] is fact," Coleman said. "It's like, you guys are just making s--- up at this point and then reacting to it. ... It's funny to watch the guessing game. But of course there's going to be outrage over that because for some reason some people just aren't ready. I'm like, 'I don't know what America you live in, but from what I see when I walk outside my streets of New York right now, I see lots of diversity and I see the real world and it's beautiful, and that's what should be reflected and that's what is reflected so you're just going to have to get over it.'"
The former Disney star and singing/acting double threat did talk about her character, though, filling in some previously missing details.
When asked if her character would be a romantic interest for Peter Parker, she replied, "No [laughs]. My character is not romantic. My character is like very dry, awkward, intellectual and because she's so smart, she just feels like she doesn't need to talk to people, like 'My brain is so far ahead of you that you're just not really on my level.' So she comes off very weird. But to me, she is very cool because she's deep. She's always thinking about something, always reading. I like that."