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Zendaya Says Being a ‘Disney Kid’ Is Part Of Her ‘Heritage’

Zendaya isn’t ashamed of being labeled a Disney kid.

The 24-year-old Euphoria actress spoke to Carey Mulligan about her time on the channel as a star of several of their television shows and revealed that her time on Disney is a part of who she is.

“You surely can’t think of yourself as a Disney kid now,” Carey noted in their interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors while mentioning Zendaya‘s recent Emmy win.

But Zendaya doesn’t mind it.

“The thing is, I am. And to a degree, I am grateful for that. That’s where I started, and I learned so much from that experience,” she shared.

Zendaya added, “It’s just kind of been this slow progression, and I am happy that it’s all been to prove it to myself and not to anybody else, you know? I embrace it a little bit. It’s part of my heritage to a degree.”

The two actresses also spoke about Carey‘s new movie, Promising Young Woman, during the video interview.

Recently, Zendaya has been in Atlanta filming for Spider-Man 3. See the newest set pics here!