Zendaya was willing to bide her time for perfect movie role

Zendaya was willing to bide her time for perfect movie role

Zendaya was willing to "wait for the right thing" before accepting a role in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.

The 20-year-old actress stars alongside Tom Holland in the superhero movie - but admitted she previously rejected a number of job offers prior to taking the part of Michelle 'MJ' Jones in the Jon Watts-directed film.

Zendaya explained: "There were a lot of opportunities that weren't really what I wanted to do.

"I think a lot of people look at me in a certain way because I've been on the Disney Channel a long time."

Zendaya felt that because of her background in children's TV, she needed to be extra careful with her career choices.

She told Variety magazine: "I would much rather have one line in a great movie than be the lead of a s***ty one. I wanted to wait for the right thing."

And Jon feels Zendaya has the potential to become one of the best-known faces in the movie business.

He said: "I'm so happy I got to put her in my movie early, before she becomes the biggest actress in Hollywood."

Despite this, Zendaya was still forced to go through a secretive casting process before she was handed the role of MJ.

Zendaya recalled: "Everything was super secretive. I wasn't supposed to know that it was 'Spider-Man.'

"But I have good agents. I found out, and I was like, 'Hell yeah, I want to be part of that.'"

The actress also chose not to wear make-up for her audition, saying it's something she wasn't allowed to do during her real-life school years.

She shared: "When I was 15, I wasn't allowed to wear makeup in school."