Actress Zendaya, probably best known for her role Michelle “MJ” Jones in MCU, has successfully made the transition from Disney Channel to more adult roles. Time and again, she has proven herself to be one of the most talented young actresses in Hollywood. The actress will appear in Dune, where she will play the role of Chani, a native of the desert planet Arrakis.
Denis Villeneuve directorial film Dune is the latest adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic 1965 sci-fi novel of the same name. With Dune, the director claims that he will capture the scope of the novel and has planned to split the film into two parts so as to properly delve into the world. Timothée Chalamet will be in the lead along with Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, and Josh Brolin.
In a recent interview with Instyle, Zendaya spoke briefly about her role in Dune. Although she didn’t give much specifics about her character, she did reveal that her role is actually rather small. She also praised the entire production, as well as Chalamet in particular. She said, “Dune was incredible. I wasn’t in it very much, so when I was watching the trailer, I was like, “Oh my gosh!” I called Timothée [Chalamet, who stars in it] and said, “Dude! You should be proud.” It is a big deal to even be a small part of something with such a massive cast. And I love sci-fi stuff too. It’s fun to escape into another world.”
Zendaya’s role Chani, in the original novel, forms a deep bond with Paul Atreides (Chalamet). However, it is not clear as to how ground the first Dune will cover, but the second instalment has the possibility to dig further into certain elements. With a cast as large as Dune, even the biggest stars won’t have much to do in the film. Even though Zendaya’s Dune appearance might be short, we can expect that she will put on an excellent performance.
The actress also mentioned that the much-awaited trailer of the film Dune will arrive this month with the re-release of Inception. This means fans won’t have to wait too much longer to see what Zendaya’s talking about and fans can expect some thrilling visuals and a good look at Dune’s superb cast.