[zendaya red hair]Zendaya Wears Lola Bunny-Inspired Style at ‘Space Jam： A New Legacy’ Premiere
Zendaya let her outfit do the talking at the premiere of Space Jam: A New Legacy! The star hit the red carpet Monday night in a brightly-colored Moschino look influenced by her character in the film, Lola Bunny.
When asked about her ensemble, Zendaya told ET’s Lauren Zima that the colorful co-ord was “inspired by Lola.” She wore her hair up in a side-swept ponytail and kept the rest of her look simple, opting for a red lip and white pointed-toe heels.
Zendaya also opened up to ET about what it means to play a part in the new Space Jam movie.
”It’s pretty exciting. I mean, I feel pretty honored and obviously it is a legacy of its own,” she gushed. “I feel quite lucky to play such an iconic character — at least voice her — so I feel pretty lucky.”
”I think this film, if anything, is about friendship, it is about family, it is about pursuing your dreams and falling in love and in following whatever it is that makes you truly happy and fills your heart,” she continued. “I think I can definitely relate to that, at least with LeBron’s son in this film, because my parents have said it several times. My parents wanted me to be a basketball player, so I know what it’s like to maybe want a different career path.”
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Zendaya posted the look on her Instagram Story as well, showing off an embroidered blue face mask that featured a sequined basketball, which the EMMY-winner said was made by her mother.
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The 24-year-old actress stars opposite LeBron James, Don Cheadle, and Sonequa Martin-Green in the new Space Jam movie. Zendaya also talked to ET’s Kevin Frazier earlier this month about voicing the iconic role of Lola Bunny and what to expect from the re-imagined sports classic.
”I think she’s a cool character,” Zendaya marveled, adding that Lola “deserved” her new makeover from the 1996 original starring Michael Jordan.
The sequel follows James as he’s thrust into a digital space known as “The Serververse,” where he has his son taken away by an evil algorithm known as Al-G Rhythm (Cheadle). There, he’ll team up with the Looney Tunes, competing in basketball against the algorithm’s Goon Squad, to get his son back.
Zendaya called the experience “very cool,” mentioning that she got a call from producer Ryan Coogler to take on the role.
”He was like, ‘We’re doing this new version of Space Jam and we’re doing it with LeBron and we’d love for you to be our Lola. Kind of re-imagine what the character represents, this new chapter of this film and who she is, and we’d love for you to be a part of it,'” she recalled. “And obviously I was honored to say the least. I kind of grew up with the film because both of my parents are basketball players…I think I was born the year it came out. I think I was a couple months old.”
Space Jam: A New Legacy arrives in theaters and HBO Max on July 16.
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