Zendaya thinks Timothee Chalamet is “a good friend to have”.

The 25-year-old actress stars alongside Timothee in the new sci-fi epic ‘Dune’, and she’s revealed how much she values his friendship, admitting she appreciates having someone who can relate to her everyday concerns.

She shared: “He’s obviously a very talented actor, but just a wonderful person and a good friend to have. Especially in this industry, it’s nice to have other people who are going through it too and that you can talk to.”

Zendaya. Picture: Instagram

Zendaya also stars alongside the likes of Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem in the Denis Villeneuve-directed movie.

And prior to being cast in the film, the Hollywood star was desperate to join the project.

Speaking to the October issue of British Vogue magazine, she recalled: “Before they were even looking at people, I heard about it. And I was like, ‘I really want to get in the room.’ They weren’t looking in my direction. And I was like, ‘Hey, I’m here!'”

Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya. Picture: Instagram @dunemovie

Meanwhile, Zendaya previously revealed that people used to mistake her shyness for her being “mean”.

The actress admitted she used to feel overawed or anxious in certain social situations – but people didn’t understand her attitude at the time.

She explained: “In this industry, I had to learn how to do small talk and stuff, because I guess I would kind of come off cold to people because I didn’t really know how to start conversation.

Timothee Chalamet. Picture: Instagram

“I remember my stylist was like, ‘You come off kind of cold. People think you’re mean because you don’t talk,’ when really I just was too nervous.”

See the full feature in the October issue of British Vogue available via digital download and on newsstands on Friday (10.09.21).