People Feel Sad For Zendaya After She Admitted That She Wouldn’t Join “Challengers” Cast Nights Out Because She Feared The Attention She Receives Would Make It Less Enjoyable For Everybody Else

Zendaya’s star status reached new peaks in 2022, and she has now admitted that the newfound attention put her off going out with friends.

It’s fair to say that Zendaya is currently one of the biggest stars on the planet, with the former child star becoming established for both her acting career and fashion prowess in recent years.

Zendaya with wavy hair and stud earrings wearing a top with button details

While she got her big break on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up back in 2010, she didn’t really reach the icon status that she currently enjoys until more than a decade later.

A 14-year-old Zendaya smiling at an event in 2010

Ultimately, 2021 was a pretty pivotal year for Zendaya, who appeared in both Dune and Spider-Man: No Way Home in just a three-month period.

Zendaya stands on the 'Dune' premiere red carpet in an elegant gown with a train

This was also the year she and her boyfriend, Tom Holland, went public with their relationship, quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most beloved power couples.

Tom Holland in a suit and Zendaya in a mesh gown posing together at the Spider-Man premiere

Zendaya’s celebrity status continued to rise in 2022, when the second season of her TV series Euphoria premiered, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Zendaya in a sleek outfit gives a side glance at an event

At the same time, interest in her and Tom’s relationship was reaching fever pitch since it was still relatively new public knowledge, and any time they were spotted out together, the internet would promptly go into meltdown.

This included their viral visit to the Louvre in Paris in September of that year — the same month that Zendaya picked up her second Emmy award for Euphoria and became the youngest two-time acting winner.

Zendaya in a strapless gown holding an Emmy award. She wears a silver necklace and has her hair in an updo

In between all of this, Zendaya filmed the movie Challengers, which was originally due for release in August 2023 but was postponed to April 26 due to last year’s SAG-AFTRA strike.

Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh O'Connor during the 'Challengers' photocall at Claridges Hotel

Filming for the upcoming movie began on May 3, 2022, and wrapped at the end of June, and in a new interview, Zendaya has revealed that her increased star power during this period meant that she had to sacrifice bonding time with her costars Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor.

Josh O'Connor, Zendaya and Mike Faist attend the UK premiere of "Challengers"

Speaking to New Zealand magazine Coup de Main, Zendaya admitted that the attention she faced was so intense that she opted out of social activities with the rest of the cast and crew so that the fanfare surrounding her didn’t ruin everybody’s experience.

Zendaya speaking to photographers on the red carpet

In a junket for the movie alongside Mike and Josh, Zendaya said of her star status: “Grocery shopping for me has gotten difficult.”

Zendaya interacting with fans and signing autographs while wearing a casual sweater

“My life was starting to change a little bit more while we were shooting,” she continued. “And I remember everybody was going out, and I was like: ‘You know what, I’m not gonna join you because I think it might make your night not so fun, you know?’”

Zendaya in a long coat and sneakers walking on a city street

“We would have enjoyed having you regardless,” Mike insisted in response before adding: “We were always like-” At this point, Zendaya interrupted: “‘You’re welcome to come!’”

Josh O'Connor, Zendaya and Mike Faist sitting for an interview

“Of course,” Mike continued, with Josh also expressing his agreement, to which Zendaya laughed and replied: “Yeah, I know.”

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And viewers couldn’t help but feel for Zendaya, with one fan sharing the interview clip to X, formerly known as Twitter, and writing: “god this made me sad fr omg.”

The tweet quickly gained over a thousand likes as others echoed the sentiment. One person replied: "omg, this is so sad.”

“Celebrities are normal people too, leave them alone in their off time,” another urged, while somebody else simply tweeted: “The Price of Fame 😢”

Interestingly, the interview comes just one week after Zendaya admitted that she isn’t sure if she wants to be a “public-facing person forever,” adding to Vogue magazine: “I don't necessarily want my kids to have to deal with this.”

Zendaya stands in front of a backdrop with a prominent 'YSL' logo, wearing a multicolored ensemble

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