Zendaya Says Her Anxiety ‘Stems From The Pressure I Put On Myself’

Zendaya admits she puts a lot of pressure on herself.

Zendaya, 23, graces the September cover issue of InStyle. The multi-faceted entertainer opens up about anxiety, activism, “Euphoria”, and more.

“I think a lot of it stems from the pressure I put on myself, wanting to do my best and not make a mistake,” she says of her anxiety. “I definitely don’t have it under control yet. I don’t have the key, so if anybody does, let me know!”

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“I do find that talking about it is helpful, and that can often mean calling my mom in the middle of the night,” Zendaya continues. “Sometimes I make her sleep on the phone with me like a frickin’ baby.”

Zendaya is no stranger to speaking out but she hesitates to describe herself as an activist.

“[Activism] is a lifestyle. That is a choice every day to be doing the work and devoting your life to a cause. And I don’t feel I am deserving of the title.”

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“There are a lot of words that better describe what I do,” Zendaya adds. “I’m an actress, but I’m also just a person who has a heart and wants to do the right thing.”

Finally, Zendaya explains her interest in revisiting Rue in “Euphoria”.

“I do miss Rue. She’s like my little sister in a lot of ways,” Zendaya tells the magazine. “And going back to that character is a home base for me. There is a beautiful second season that has been written, but in order to do it the way we want to do it, we need to wait until it’s safer.

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