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Zendaya is one of the biggest celebs on the planet now.
She can act, sing, dance, and has flawless beauty and fashion looks, what’s not to love?
Well, apparently, some people think she’s cold and mean because she’s pretty quiet and not all that chatty.
This week, Zendaya spoke out about this, sharing that she is aware of that perception.
The Euphoria star reveals that she has dealt with shyness and anxiety all her life and that she attended counselling as a child to try to help.
She explained that “with my family and friends, I can go back and forth on a topic for no reason,” but when it comes to strangers it’s a lot harder to just chat.
Z told GQ: “In this industry, I had to learn how to do small talk and stuff, because I guess I would kind of come off cold to people because I didn’t really know how to start conversation.”
She said that being an introvert made her come across ‘cold’ and ‘mean’.
“I remember my stylist was like, ‘You come off kind of cold. People think you’re mean because you don’t talk,’ when really I just was too nervous,” she revealed.
The star explained that being in so many huge shows and movies, means that she could be seen as a role model, which she says can be a lot of pressure.
“I feel like everyone at that moment becomes my auntie, and I’m just like, ‘Oh, my God, I want to make you proud.’ You know? But that stuff really means a lot to me. I think…that me wanting to control everything is just not wanting to f**k up. Not wanting to let anybody down.”
She finished up by saying: “And that’s why we talk to therapists… That’s important.”
Remember that just because someone is quiet or shy does not mean they are being rude. Everyone is different and not everyone is going to be a chatty Cathy, and that’s totally fine! You do you!