Top Stories

Laura Harrier Originally Thought Zendaya Got Her 'Spider-Man' Role, Praises Marvel for Hiring Two Black Actresses as Leads

Laura Harrier Originally Thought Zendaya Got Her 'Spider-Man' Role, Praises Marvel for Hiring Two Black Actresses as Leads

Laura Harrier is opening up about the casting process for Spider-Man: Homecoming and how she originally thought her role went to Zendaya.

The 30-year-old actress says that when she heard Zendaya was cast in the movie, she still hadn’t heard back from producers and figured her role went to her.

“After I did my screen test for Spider-Man, before I had heard anything, it came out a few weeks later that Zendaya was going to be cast in it, so I just figured I hadn’t got the job. She must have,” Laura said in a new interview with Porter. “I called my agent and they reassured me I was still in the running.”

Laura added, “I thought it was incredible and ground-breaking of Marvel to put us both in those roles and not to make it about our blackness. We were just girls who went to a school in New York and that’s what New York City looks like; films should reflect that. We had the best time making that movie. Zendaya and I are friends now and I’m really grateful for her.”

You can read more from Laura at Net-a-Porter.com.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Laura Harrier, Spider Man, Zendaya

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty Images
  • Khloe Kardashian spends the Fourth of July at Tristan Thompson's house - TMZ
  • Ethan Dolan gets candid about having severe acne - Just Jared Jr
  • Angelina Pivarnick shows off her "butt lift" results - TooFab
  • Get the scoop on Emily Osment's new role - Just Jared Jr