Zendaya says she and Tom Holland truly don’t know what’s next in the Spider-Man universe after the upcoming “No Way Home.”
“I mean, it’s quite bittersweet because we don’t know what the future holds. But I know that we’re incredibly proud of the work we’ve done so far. Being able to be in these films have been one of the most special parts of my life. So I’m very grateful,” the 25-year-old star said Sunday (5 DECEMBER) while promoting the new film in London.
“I think people think we’re lying when we say that, but we really don’t have any idea what the future of Spider-Man is. And I think he’s he’s down for whatever is best for Spider-Man. And he says it all the time. He’s like ‘If it’s if it’s me, if it’s someone else, if it’s whatever –‘ you know, he just wants what’s best for the future of Spider-Man, because I know it means a lot to so many people,” she said.
Holland has credited Zendaya with helping him navigate Hollywood stardom. She says it’s simply about staying close — and sharing her experiences from early in life. “I think one is just by supporting, you know, just being there. I think sometimes you just have to be a person to vent to — someone to just be there and listen. And another thing is like, I was lucky enough to where my life didn’t change overnight,” she said.
“I started when I was young. And so it was kind of like a slow progression, you know? So I kind of got to learn it as I went and figure it out and get my footing a little bit. Whereas I think for him, it was so much all at once. Because when you’re Spider-Man, that’s kind of how it works. It’s like you’re Spider-Man, your life changes — much like this movie. So I have an extreme amount of empathy for that.”
Holland called her wise like an owl. Zendaya says she’ll accept that. “Listen, I have an old soul. Always have. People call me grandma. And I will take that,” she said.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” begins rolling out in theaters worldwide Dec. 15.