“She hasn’t wrapped yet, and it’s amazing,” says Chalamet, 26. “She’s bringing exactly what she brought to the first one — which was incredible — but in greater abundance.”
O Bones and All actor went on to say Zendaya, 26, “has really become a sister” para ele.
“I’m so grateful to count her as a partner and a sister and a friend,” ele disse, adding that it’s “surpreendente” for the two to share stories about working with Luca Guadagino, who directed Chalamet in the upcoming Bones and All e Me chame pelo seu nome (2017), and Zendaya in Challengers, sai ano que vem.
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No Duna, Zendaya, plays Chani, who bookends the film as a narrator and appears in snippets throughout in dreams of the protagonist Paul, played by Chalamet. The two characters finally meet at the end of the movie, when she tells Paul, “This is only the beginning.”
Diretor Denis Villeneuve explained to the Los Angeles Times em outubro 2021 that the first movie covers about half of the novel it’s based on, with more story to tell and more Zendaya to come as her character soon takes the forefront.
“Existem alguns personagens menos desenvolvidos que estou reservando para o segundo filme - foi assim que encontrei o equilíbrio,” ele disse. “Tentamos neste filme ficar o mais próximo possível da experiência de Paul. Então, no segundo, Terei tempo para desenvolver alguns personagens que ficaram um pouco de lado. Essa é a teoria. Espero que funcione.”
Lendário, the production company behind the film, confirmed around the same time that a second Duna installment is in the works. It is slated for release on Nov. 3, 2023.
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Of working with Chalamet on Duna, Zendaya previously told PEOPLE, “I’m just so grateful that this experience has been with this guy because he’s massively talented but also such a good person. We’ve been able to have fun and become great friends.”
“She was like a breath of fresh air,” Chalamet added of his Emmy Award-winning costar. “She had a great energy.”
In his recent interview with Variedade, the actor also heaped praises onto Florence Pugh, who joins the Duna cast for the upcoming sequel.
“Florence is really special,” ele disse. “She’s an incredible actor. She was incredible in Duna — seriously incredible. She brought a gravitas to the role.”
Chalamet also shouted out their work together on 2019’s Little Women, dizendo, “We were joking on set that we keep doing these movies, e [our characters] end up together even though we should be ending up with different people.”