For the first time in Hollywood history, Spider-Man’s love interest will be played by a black actress.
And she’s none other than 19-year-old Zendaya — a former Disney star whose acting, modeling, and business career has taken off in recent years.
The rumor mill began churning earlier this year after Zendaya was first cast, with many speculating she’d play Peter Parker’s friend Michelle.
But according to an inside scoop from The Wrap, Zendaya landed the coveted role of Mary Jane Watson in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” — a character we’re used to seeing with red locks and white skin. As you can imagine, the news is certainly making waves. Read more