Zendaya fans are very UPSET that they didn’t see their leading lady in “Dune” for more than a few minutes.
In fact, she only appeared on-screen for less than 10 minutes.
The internet has been up in arms since “Dune” dropped on HBO Max on October 22.
Many were expecting to see a lot more of Zendaya given she has been doing tons of press alongside her co-star, Timothée Chalamet, for the Sci-Fi flick.
Fans took to Twitter to air their grievances over the fact that the “Euphoria” actress was gipped when it came to screen time.
Z & T!
“What do you mean Zendaya is only in Dune for seven minutes,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Another person responded to the above tweet writing, “I no longer want to see it…. She was legit my only reason.”
This person hilariously posted a viral video of Emma Roberts showing off for the camera without saying a word and accompanied it with the caption, “this is literally all Zendaya does in her 2 minutes of screen time in Dune i’m not joking.”
this is literally all Zendaya does in her 2 minutes of screen time in Dune i’m not joking pic.twitter.com/W4SxQGJgw5
— gaspar | kaidan’s bf (real) (@alenkorra) October 23, 2021
And to top off the sassy comments, this fan hilariously wrote, “The credits were longer than Zendaya’s camera time in Dune.”
As you can see, viewers were expecting to see A LOT more of Z, but that wasn’t the case.
Given the recent backlash, the director of “Dune” is now speaking out about why some characters got so little screen time.
Director Denis Villeuneve recently spoke to the Los Angeles Times and explained why some actors got less action on-screen than others in the nearly two-and-a-half-hour-long film.
Fans are mad for Zendaya!
“There are some characters that are less developed that I’m keeping for the second film,” he explained to the outlet, “that’s the way I found the equilibrium.”
Villeneuve continued justifying his expert opinion saying, “We tried in this movie to stay as close as possible to Paul’s experience. Then, in the second one, I will have time to develop some characters that were left aside a little bit. That’s the theory. I hope it will work.”
Okay, so basically what you’re saying is that you’re saving the best (Zendaya) for last or at least the sequel.
I guess fans will just have to bide their time with some other projects Z has in the works like “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and season two of “Euphoria.”
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Star Sydney Sweeney told Teen Vogue in mid-September that the cast and crew is still busy filming and they have just “a little bit” left.