Zendaya has joined the cast of the upcoming movie Space Jam: A New Legacy in the role of Lola Bunny!
The 24-year-old Emmy-winning actress will be voicing the iconic character in the sequel to the 1996 movie, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Space Jam: A New Legacy director Malcolm D. Lee previously revealed that Lola Bunny will have a different look in the new film to make her more “fully-realized.”
“Lola was not politically correct,” he previously told EW about the previous portrayal of the character. “This is a kids’ movie, why is she in a crop top? It just felt unnecessary, but at the same time there’s a long history of that in cartoons.”
He added, “We reworked a lot of things, not only her look, like making sure she had an appropriate length on her shorts and was feminine without being objectified, but gave her a real voice. For us, it was, let’s ground her athletic prowess, her leadership skills, and make her as full a character as the others.”
Zendaya will also be seen on the big screen this year in another Warner Bros. movie, Dune!
A few weeks ago, Zendaya made headlines when she altered a certain interview question she was asked.