Zendaya continues to dominate the fashion scene as the former child star sheds her Disney roots to become a grown-up style icon.
The actress, who is about to make her HBO debut on the upcoming Euphoria, is on the June cover of Vogue Magazine. Looking every bit the superstar, Zendaya evokes an image of a bygone era with finger waves and a gold, art-deco inspired gown.
Inside the mag, the actress talks about taking on the role of a teen struggling with drugs for the HBO series.
“It’s a totally different thing than being the star of K.C. Undercover,” she told Vogue. “That first day on set, I was honest-to-God terrified.”
She added that she didn’t have much to draw on from her own childhood, which appears to be something of a Hollywood anomaly, free of addiction and high-profile scandals.
But that doesn’t mean Zendaya isn’t aware of the very real issues going on around her. In fact, she’s become something of a crusader for social justice issues.
“I keep thinking, Is there a way I can help with this, through art?” she told Vogue. “I mean, obviously, I’ve got a platform…but I also know, don’t just post whatever. You’ve got to listen to people. Talking is important. But walking the talk is important, too.”
Still, the actress also keeps busy with a burgeoning fashion and beauty empire. Most notably, she’s recently been named a Lancome ambassador and celebrated the launch of her collection with Tommy Hilfiger, complete with a fashion show in Paris.
“Anything Zendaya does, she does it, you know?” explains her stylist and TommyXZendaya collaborator.
The June 2019 issue of Vogue is available on newsstands May 21.