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Zendaya Opens Up About Her High School Years: I Didn’t Go To Prom

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Zendaya is getting a chance to relive her high school years in the new action flick Spiderman Homecoming. 

The Oakland native plays Michelle – a super smart high school student who becomes friends with Peter Parker while on the debate team. But unlike her character the 20 year old actress told HipHollywood that she wasn’t nearly as studious or social.

“I was smart,” she laughed. “Both my parents were teachers so I wasn’t allowed to not get good grades but I wasn’t flourishing.”

A child star (she booked Disney’s Shake It Up when she was 13 years old), Zendaya also didn’t get a chance to participate in the normal social events. “I didn’t go to prom,” she said unenthusiastically.

Thankfully she got a chance to experience a homecoming dance while filming the Marvel flick down in Atlanta. “What we got was like a makeshift [homecoming],” she laughed.  “We got to dream.”

Meanwhile her co-star Laura Harrier who plays Liz, said she got to experience a homecoming dance back in high school, but it was a little terrifying.

“My homecoming was like super rachet,” she joked. “Like there was this big circle of like really sweaty people, and if you got in the center I don’t really know what happened in there … It was very scary.”

 

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