So, Zendaya just randomly posted a still of her and John David Washington with the caption “Malcolm & Marie”, and now it’s come out that she literally produced and completed a film with Euphoria creator Sam Levinson in just a couple of weeks under quarantine restrictions, IN SECRET.
Malcolm & Marie pic.twitter.com/99RWzgLFbD
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 8, 2020
Deadline has posted what little details are out about the secret project – Zendaya hit up Sam Levinson after production of Euphoria was temporality shut down, asking if he could write and direct a movie in quarantine conditions. Six days later he had “cracked” out what is now Malcom & Marie.
We know that there were heaps of safety measures, with masks and social distancing, seperate living and eating quarts for staff, rooms with individual HVAC systems. No one left the building they were staying in for the duration of production.
The entire team took multiple COVID tests, everyone isolated for two weeks beforehand, and there were never more than 12 people on set at any given time.
So the girls have found out about Malcolm & Marie 😍.
— Former Broadway Playwright Jeremy O. Harris (@jeremyoharris) July 8, 2020
The movie is apparently comparable to Marriage Story (!!), but with pandemic and quarantine themes. We don’t know anything else about the plot, but what we do know is we are SCREAMING. And so is Twitter, which is totally in melt down.
i can’t believe we’re going to see zendaya playing a married woman in a movie she produced and bankrolled. she IS the moment. pic.twitter.com/M42W9VTu23
— 𝐤𝐚𝐞 (@gwsdayaa) July 8, 2020
ZENDAYA FINALLY GOT A BLACK LOVE INTEREST IN A FILM! pic.twitter.com/n5bERWKNDt
— c (@chuuzus) July 8, 2020
so that’s why zendaya has been really quiet, girly was shooting a whole movie pic.twitter.com/z9fmX8xV4Z
— nicky 🏳️🌈 #1 TDATT stan (@spideyyunderoos) July 8, 2020
omw to give zendaya and john david washington their oscars for malcolm and marie even though we haven’t even gotten a crumb of content from this movie pic.twitter.com/PFRkJTwEHD
— cassie (@ruestiles) July 8, 2020
zendaya on her way to save 2020 pic.twitter.com/IvEP5NOJqg
— alisha 🕸 (@dutchdaya) July 8, 2020
zendaya accomplishing all of this at 23 she’s just that girl pic.twitter.com/vuJvhksahF
— hra (@Iermandaya) July 8, 2020
Zendaya can have my social security number.
— Khadi Don (@KhadiDon) July 8, 2020
Image Sources: Twitter @Zendaya, @dutchdaya, @ruestiles, @spideyyunderoos, @chuuzus, @gwsdayaa