Zendaya is still celebrating her Emmy win. The 24 year-old recently became the youngest-ever lead actress to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series this past September for her role in the HBO series Euphoria. Now, 2 months later, the star is finally talking all about that epic moment that had fans celebrating with her.
For the latest issue of Elle Magazine, Zendaya recalls the moment as she talks to friend and ‘DUNE’ co-star, Timothée Chalamet, who interviews her for the feature. For the conversation, the two talk the Emmys, filming ‘DUNE’, ‘Euphoria’ Season 2, and much more.
Read a snippet of the conversation below, and click here for the full feature:
"Timothée Chalamet: We haven’t talked since you won your Emmy. Congrats!
Zendaya: Thanks, man. I appreciate it. Pretty nuts. It was a crazy moment.
Since the show was virtual, how did it work? Did you know in advance that you were going to win?
You didn’t. So how did they get the award there so quickly?
There were these people in hazmat suits that went around to all the nominees’ houses with awards. So basically if you won, you’d grab it quickly from them and have it. If you didn’t win, they’d just take it with them and leave.
Oh, shit. [Laughs] So you got to keep yours!
Yeah. Yeah. I got to keep mine. [My assistant] Darnell [Appling] was actually the one who handed it to me.
Oh, so that’s it. Well, I’m so happy for you. I was screaming over here when I saw it! When you had just gotten the nomination, I remember us talking about what it was going to be like in this environment, not having an in-person ceremony. But you killed it!
Thanks, man. I was nervous about the possibility of having to get up and speak. So I was like, “Okay, let me just write down a few little bullet points.” Usually I would just go up there and say what’s in my heart, but everybody was like, “No, I think you should definitely write something down.” But then I worried maybe that’s bad luck to have something prepared, because it’s like, I don’t know…
You didn’t want to jinx it.
Yeah, exactly. So the day of, I just wrote a little thing down to have just in case. And that was very helpful. I was very nervous, but I’m glad my family was there.
It looked like a sweet moment, full of love.
It absolutely was. Everybody was there and screaming, as my family does! We are a very loud family, and I was worried that they were going to be screaming for too long. And the little clock would start ticking, and I’d be like, “Ah, thank you.” And then it would be over.
And the guy in the hazmat suit would come in and take it away.