Zendaya details the responsibility she faces as a Black woman in Hollywood

Zendaya is opening up about what it means to be a Black woman in Hollywood. Though the Euphoria star is only 23-years-old, she tells The Hollywood Reporter, along with actresses Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Helena Bonham Carter, Rose Byrne and Janelle Monae, that she feels a "heavy responsibility on [her] shoulders" to be a positive role model, something she says she's appreciative of. "There's a lot of good that I can do and I know who is watching," the star explains. "Now, more than ever, specifically with Black Lives Matter and everything, I feel an obligation to make sure that I'm aware and putting out the right things. Being a young Disney actor, that's one level, being a young Black woman is one level and then being very hard on me is another level," she explains. This desire to be self-aware and contribute to the movement, she shares, is what has encouraged her to push for roles that aren't written for actors of a specific race.