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‘Euphoria’ Star Zendaya Talks Advancing Representation On Screen & Being Changed By Empathetic HBO Drama: “I Guess I Have Softened A Little Bit”

‘Euphoria’ Star Zendaya Talks Advancing Representation On Screen & Being Changed By Empathetic HBO Drama: “I Guess I Have Softened A Little Bit”

Regardless of genre, film and television are mediums designed to entertain. But they are also vehicles to create emotional engagement with stories. And it’s one thing to feel connected; another entirely to see yourself reflected in a character that doesn’t just share your physical attributes, but also your experiences, your culture and your lifestyle. No matter where it comes from, representation matters. And for Zendaya, the first time she saw herself reflected on screen was on the very network that would later launch her own successful career.

“I was a huge fan of That’s So Raven as a kid,” Zendaya says, of the moment she first felt seen through television. She laughs. “I don’t know—maybe I was destined to be on Disney Channel. But I did love me some Disney Channel!”

Some seven years after That’s So Raven premiered, Zendaya was starring as Rocky Blue in

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