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Zendaya Covers InStyle January, Speaks Up On Sisterhood and Her Latest Role

Congratulations are in order for our girl Zendaya, who covers InStyle’s January issue!

In her interview with Site Director Ruthie Friedlander, Zendaya confronts sexual harassment in Hollywood, chats about her new unisex fashion line, discusses working with Zac Efron on the upcoming movie The Greatest Showman (including performing her own trapeze stunts with the hunk), and being a role model first and foremost.

Check out some great quotes from InStyle below:

On her rise to the top, and the legacy she wants to leave

“I just try to live, and, you know, sh*t happens. I’ve said it a million times, but I’d rather be known for the active change I’ve made than for what my name stands for.”

On the responsibility that comes with fame

“…I realize that [being a role model] is actually a huge part of the job. You sign up for that. You’re being watched. You can choose to accept that and appreciate it, or you can choose not to…I choose to acknowledge it.”

Her reaction to recent sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood

“The bravery of the women who came forward is a huge step toward making sure it’s safer for me and other young women who are just coming up. I’m at that prime age right now. Twenty-one. Starting off. That’s when people take advantage and abuse their power and do terrible shit. I think it’s definitely a sisterhood.”

On why she was drawn to her role in The Greatest Showman co-starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron

“A big part of my character’s storyline, the reason that she is an oddity, is that she and her brother are black…I’m biracial, so there are many [shared] experiences there.”

COVER CREDITS
InStyle’s January 2018 Issue goes on sale Friday, Dec. 8
Photographed for InStyle by Anthony Maule
Top, pants, and necklace Chloé
Earrings Jennifer Fisher
Bracelet Bulgari
Rings Bulgari and Jennifer Fisher

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