• Zendaya's leap into stardom is huge
  • Her recent film is causing quite a stir
  • She has opened up about her family's reaction

Days before the release of her latest blockbuster, 'Challengers,' Zendaya gets candid about her leading role nerves, hilarious family screenings, and the tennis icons' take on her on-screen skills. Let's dive into the behind-the-scenes fun, the on-set camaraderie, and the anticipation that's got everyone buzzing!

On-Set Shenanigans and Viral Kisses

Zendaya, the dazzling star known for her role in 'Euphoria,' is stepping into the spotlight with her latest film, 'Challengers,' and she's not shy about sharing her pre-release jitters! With a mix of excitement and nerves, Zendaya takes us behind the scenes of the tennis drama that's set to serve up some serious on-screen heat.

From working out to perfecting her backhand, Zendaya's Instagram is a treasure trove of candid moments and laughter, especially with co-stars Josh O'Connor and Mike Faist.

"This is the makeout scene," Faist, 32, says in the video, before he and O'Connor, 33, lean in to kiss the racquet. All three actors can be heard laughing, before O'Connor appears to say, "Not again!"

"This is my first time leading a film in this way so ya girl's been nervous but everyone's excitement and encouragement has meant the world to me," the 27-year-old wrote in the post's caption. "I'm so honored that I get to do this beside these incredibly talented, brilliant (and hilarious) people and on behalf of all of us, we hope you enjoy the film and again...try not to judge the characters too much lol but also #teamtashi."

Remember that viral kiss with a tennis racket? Zendaya reveals the playful side of filming, proving that laughter is indeed the best medicine for nerves.

Imagine watching your steamy performance with your parents in the room! Zendaya recounts the comedic gold of her family's reactions, from anticipation to the inevitable "Oh god" moments. Despite the lack of explicit scenes, the discomfort was real – but so were the laughs.

"It's still enough to not want to watch with your aunt," Zendaya jokes, proving she's as relatable as ever.

With tennis at the heart of 'Challengers,' all eyes are on Zendaya's portrayal of a former tennis prodigy. Even Serena Williams chimed in, humorously noting the absence of real tennis balls but praising Zendaya's efforts. As for Venus? Zendaya's keeping her fingers crossed for approval.

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As 'Challengers' prepares to hit theaters on April 26, Zendaya's mix of nervous excitement and heartfelt gratitude towards her co-stars and fans is palpable. Will her portrayal of "Tashi Duncan" ace the critics? Only time will tell, but one thing's for sure: Zendaya's ready to conquer the court and the box office.