I imagine it wouldn’t be too hard to flirt with Timothée Chalamet, but maybe the character has a different storyline.
for the much anticipated The Dunes: Part TwoThere’s a lot for fans to look forward to, especially since it’s been revealed that, along with new characters and epic visionary action sequences, there will also be an epic, blossoming space romance between Zendaya’s character Chani and Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides .
Director Denis Villeneuve describes the film as “a war epic action film”. However, she stressed to Vanity Fair, “the epicenter of the story is this relationship,” and that capturing the “spark” between the two characters was integral. “If we don’t have that onscreen, there’s no movie,” he confirmed.
In the same interview, Zendaya said, “It was fun trying to figure out, like, how do they flirt in this futuristic space talk?” He continued, “What does it look like for a space warrior and a young duke of a planet? How do they show they like each other? What does that even feel like?”
“Awkward and uncomfortable—all those things,” Zendaya revealed. “I was like, does Chani feel weird? Does this happen to her? Does she know what it feels like? She wondered.
“Zendaya is a fierce fighter. [Her character] He has very strong opinions about the world, about the politics of this world, about religions and about all the effects of colonization on his culture, but there is something about the young man that breaks his heart. , “Dennis explained.
“And Timothy,” said Dennis, “[He] Great job bringing that honesty to the screen.”
And it was also a question of time when it came to creating that “spark”. What could have helped — and added pressure — were the pros and cons of filming during “magic hour,” a short period of time just after sunset that produces a golden wash.
Zendaya said of the experience, “Kind of, a ticking timer.” But the upside was that, returning to the set for several days, they could brainstorm how to approach it differently each time. “Every time we revisited it, we slept on it and started thinking about it, and came up with a new set of ideas.”
Zendaya said, “I think there’s something we can all relate to, that’s just love.” “These characters literally live on another planet, don’t they? They’re aliens. It was interesting to find these tender moments in such upheaval and chaos. These characters are really young people forced into really intense situations.
Plus, don’t forget the new characters in the Dune universe, to be played by the likes of Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Léa Seydoux!
The Dunes: Part Two Slated to release on November 3, 2023.