Zendaya shares parent's reactions to sexy scenes in upcoming movie

Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh O'Connor in a scene from Challengers. (Courtesy)

Actress Zendaya has shared her parents' reaction to her upcoming movie, Challengers, which features sexy scenes with co-stars Mike Faist and Josh O'Connor.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Zendaya revealed that her parents found the situation ‘hilarious'.

She mentioned, “It was hilarious. Yeah, I thought it was hilarious. They've all seen Euphoria, you know, so it's not like our first rodeo or anything. It was funny 'cause, you know, obviously I've seen the movie many times so I know what's coming, and they were all sitting behind me, and I got to, like, watch them watch and slowly just be like, ‘Oh god.’ It's still enough to not want to watch with your aunt.”

Challengers, written by first-time screenwriter Justin Kuritzkes and directed by Luca Guadagnino, is set to release on April 26.

The film stars Zendaya as Tashi, a former tennis player who transforms her husband Art (played by Mike Faist) into a grand slam champion.

However, to break his losing streak, she makes him play in a "Challenger" event, where he faces off against his former best friend and Tashi’s ex-boyfriend (played by Josh O’Connor).

The official Challengers’ synopsis reads: “Tennis player turned coach Tashi (Zendaya) has taken her husband, Art (Mike Faist), and transformed him into a world-famous grand slam champion. To jolt him out of his recent losing streak, she makes him play a “Challenger” event — close to the lowest level of a pro tournament — where he finds himself standing across the net from his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend (Josh O’Connor).”

Apart from the movie's storyline, Zendaya has been making headlines for her fashion choices during the press tour.

Teaming up with stylist Law Roach, she has stunned on various red carpets and press events with her tennis-themed outfits.



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