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Zendaya Understands The Shock of Lola Bunny's New Look for 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' For Some Fans

Zendaya Understands The Shock of Lola Bunny's New Look for 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' For Some Fans

Zendaya is opening up about her thoughts regarding the controversy over the resign of Lola Bunny for the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy.

If you don’t know, many fans spoke out about how Lola Bunny looks in the new movie, as she looked a lot different in the 1996 movie.

Director Malcolm D. Lee told the magazine that he “had no idea that people would be that up in arms about a bunny not having boobs.”

“Listen, I understand people don’t want things to change, but I think we needed some evolution with her, not by objectifying her but by making her strong and still feminine. And, yes, we had all these other women who were like, ‘Oh, you can’t be strong and have big boobs?!’ Sure you can, but we’re talking about a cartoon bunny not women!”

Click inside to see what Zendaya said about Lola’s new look…

“I didn’t know that was going to happen either!” Zendaya added about the backlash to Lola’s first look. “I definitely know we love her, but I didn’t know it was going to be as much of a focus as it was. [Laughs]”

However, she does “understand, because she’s a lovable character. She’s very important, so I get it.”

Zendaya continued, “She’s special to a lot of people and their childhoods and they’ve been able to grow up with her, so I get that sense of protection.”

“I was like, listen, just as long as I did what the director and the producers and everybody wanted me to do, I’m just here to offer my services. [Laughs] No, but I felt really grateful just to have the opportunity.”

In the same interview, Zendaya opened up about growing up with Lola and Space Jam. See what she said!

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