“Dune” star Zendaya covers the October 2021 issue of British Vogue magazine photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Law Roach.
Zendaya isn’t someone who wears the world too lightly. Does she have a therapist, I ask? “Yeah, of course I go to therapy,” she says. “I mean, if anybody is able to possess the financial means to go to therapy, I would recommend they do that. I think it’s a beautiful thing. You know, there’s nothing wrong with working on yourself and dealing with those things with someone who can help you, someone who can talk to you, who’s not your mom or whatever. Who has no bias.” The pandemic brought with it her “first kind of taste of sadness where you wake up and you just feel bad all day, like what the f**k is going on? What is this dark cloud that’s hovering over me and I don’t know how to get rid of it, you know?”
But for all her inclination towards perfectionism, Zendaya’s not interested in a timeline. “I’ve never been like, ‘I want to do this at this time, then from this age, I want to do this.’ One day I’ll have a family, but I’m not trying to put a number on it, it’ll happen if it’s meant to happen.” True feminism, she says, has to be intersectional and encompass “women that look like you, women who don’t look like you, women whose experiences are different than you. That means black women, that means trans women, that means all women.”
“Dune” will be released in cinemas on 21 October.
The October 2021 issue of British Vogue is on newsstands on Friday 10 September
– Saint Laurent Black Velvet Romper with Bow Detailing from the Fall 2021 Collection
– Bulgari Jewelry
Hair by Ursula Stephen
Makeup by Sheika Daley
Nails by Chaun Legend
[Photo Credit: Craig McDean for British Vogue Magazine, Courtesy of Saint Laurent]