It has been rumored for weeks now that Zendaya has been offered the role of one of Disney's most widely recognized and beloved princesses, Ariel, in an upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
Now, after the unconfirmed news has spread like wildfire, the young actress is speaking out and sharing a few details about what's coming for her.
After telling People that she is not opposed to playing the red-haired princess, making her the first African-American actress to do so, Zendaya clarified, "It's just a rumor, so we will see."
The Smallfoot star, 22, did mention, though, that the popular Disney princess story quickly became one of her favorites as a child.
"I love The Little Mermaid," she said. "It is honestly one of my favorite movies of all time. I was obsessed with it when I was a little kid."
In terms of the trajectory of her career, Zendaya added that she's just excited for what is to come.
"I am an actor, I just like good roles," she added. "Things I can soak into and really sink my teeth into. I always try to find characters that I can find some human connection to."
Hopefully Ariel is one of those, as she would make an exciting addition to the Disney princess family.
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