Zendaya covers Cosmopolitan and open ups about why she decided to return Disney to film her second television series, ‘K.C. Undercover.’
“The only way I was going to come back to the Disney Channel was if I was in a position of more power,” she says. “One thing that is really important to me is diversity on the channel. It’s hard as a young person of a different ethnicity or background to look at the TV and not see anyone who looks like you. Representation is very important.”
Speaking of representation, Zendaya will be one of many to take her opinions to the polls this election year. “There’s really crazy stuff happening right now, and it’s disappointing, sad, and scary,” she shares. “My generation, we really have to step up to the plate and vote. Tweeting is great — people say, ‘Oh, I don’t want this or that’ — but at the end of the day, tweeting isn’t a ballot. Just saying that you don’t like someone on Twitter is not going to turn a state blue or red. You have to vote.”
See what else the young star says about racial disparities and love in the July issue of Cosmopolitan that hits newsstands on June 7, 2016.