Zendaya has been “overwhelmed” by social media.
The 25-year-old actress has more than 100 million followers on Instagram, but decided to take a break from the platform earlier this year as she felt the weight of pressure from her fans.
She explained, “I haven’t been posting, and my fans probably hate it, which I understand. But I’m too overwhelmed having to post things, and if I think about it too much, I won’t. That it’s not worth it.”
Despite her large following, Zendaya is determined to just do what she loves, rather than give in to pressure and expectations from her fans.
She told InStyle magazine, “I’d rather do what I love and then post when I have a project to promote.”
Meanwhile, Zendaya recently praised her ‘Dune’ co-star Timothee Chalamet, describing the actor as “a good friend to have.”
The actress appears alongside Timothee in the new sci-fi epic, and Zendaya revealed how much she values their friendship, admitting that she appreciates having someone who can relate to her day-to-day concerns.
She shared, “He’s obviously a very talented actor, but just a wonderful person and a good friend to have. Especially in this industry, it’s nice to have other people who are going through that too and that you can talk to.”
Zendaya also stars alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem in the Denis Villeneuve-directed film.
And before being cast in the movie, the actress was desperate to join the project.
She recalled, “Before they were looking at people, I found out. And I was like, ‘I really want to go into the room.’ They weren’t looking in my direction. And I was like, ‘Hey, I’m here!’ “