Zendaya Reacts To Criticism Over Lola Bunny's New Look In 'Space Jam: A New Legacy': I Didn't Know I
Zendaya Reacts To Criticism Over Lola Bunny's New Look In 'Space Jam: A New Legacy': I Didn't Know It Was Going To Be A Focus
While many know Zendaya was the perfect actress to take on the role of Lola Bunny in the upcoming film Space Jam: A New Legacy, she confessed she was surprised by the criticism she received after the first look was released recently.
In the first Space Jam, released in 1996, Lola Bunny wore a crop top and shorts. In the second film, she's rocking a jersey similar to the male characters.
Zendaya said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly before the movie's premiere,
"I definitely know we love her, but I didn't know it was going to be as much of a focus as it was."
The Emmy-winning actress added of the criticism,
"I understand, because she's a lovable character. She's very important, so I get it. [Lola Bunny is] special to a lot of people and their childhoods and they've been able to grow up with her, so I get that sense of protection."
"I was like, listen, just as long as I did what the director [Malcolm D. Lee] and the producers and everybody wanted me to do, I'm just here to offer my services."
Zendaya saluted Lola Bunny's feminine nature and said she has
"always appreciated Lola because she's the only girl on the team, kind of holding it down for the ladies - and she's also an incredible player."
"I think in this reimagining of who she is, it just leans into that a little bit more, the fact that she's got these skills and she's an MVP. When we meet here, she's like, 'I'm being a warrior, an Amazon princess, I don't have time for this right now.' But she obviously ends up being such a crucial member of the team and really holding them all together. When they're going off on their looney moments, she brings everyone back."
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