John David Washington on Zendaya’s Versatility and Why He ‘Desperately Needed’ to Make ‘Malcolm & Marie’ https://t.co/1DJMnV7gDE— Variety (@Variety) January 12, 2021
John David Washington is addressing the criticism of the age difference between him and his Malcolm & Marie co star, Zendaya.
Washington (36) spoke with Variety about the casting of Zendaya (24), who plays his girlfriend in the upcoming drama.
Washington said: "I wasn’t concerned about it because she is a woman. People are going to see in this film how much of a woman she is. She has far more experience than I do in the industry. I’ve only been in it for seven years. She’s been in it longer, so I’m learning from her. I’m the rookie.”
Zendaya has been acting since she was 14, when she was on the Disney channel. 😐
Washington said that he admired her wisdom and knowledge of the business and he thinks people will be proud of her in the role.