Zendaya debuts new blunt bob on her first day of filming Challengers after skipping the 2022 Met Gala for second time owing to her busy work schedule
Zendaya headed to the Boston, Massachusetts, set of her upcoming film on Tuesday after being forced to skip this year’s Met Gala because of her grueling work schedule.
The 25-year-old starlet was seen rocking a brand new hairdo – a wavy, blunt bob – to begin the first day of taping on Challengers.
A red carpet fashion darling, Zendaya had to miss the annual Met Gala for the second year in a row but assured fans that she would ‘keep delivering in other ways.’
Girl’s gotta work: Zendaya headed to the Boston, Massachusetts, set of her upcoming film on Tuesday after being forced to skip this year’s Met Gala because of her grueling work schedule
The Euphoria star appeared ready for a long day of work early Tuesday morning with an energizing and healthy green juice in hand.
Zendaya sported baggy charcoal pants and an oversized navy puffer on her way to set.
She is rocking a new hairstyle for Challengers and debuted the chin length wavy bob that was teased into a voluminous coif at the bottom.
The film actress was flanked by a team of people as she walked to set including a man who carried her little black dog in his arms.
Day one: The 25-year-old starlet was seen rocking a brand new hairdo – a wavy, blunt bob – to begin the first day of taping on Challengers
‘I hate to disappoint my fans here, but I will be working. Your girl’s gotta work and make some movies… I wish everyone the best,’ she previously told Extra, confirming she would skip the gala for the second time
Her sighting comes after the star announced she would be skipping the annual fashion fundraiser at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art again this year.
‘I hate to disappoint my fans here, but I will be working. Your girl’s gotta work and make some movies … I wish everyone the best,’ she told Extra.
The Spider-Man: No Way Home star promised to deliver some impressive red carpet outfits until she returns to the bash, which she hasn’t attended since 2019. She vowed: ‘I’ll keep delivering in other ways.’
The Emmy winner last graced the steps of the Met in 2019 in an outfit inspired by Disney classic Cinderella and designed by Tommy Hilfiger.
She was preoccupied with shooting the HBO teen drama Euphoria when the gala took place in September 2021 – which had been postponed from its usual date in May due to the pandemic.
Zendaya is currently filming her role as Tashi in Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming tennis drama, Challengers.
The star is set to earn ‘over $10 million’ for the upcoming movie co-starring Josh O’Connor and West Side Story actor Mike Faist, so it’s no surprise she prioritized her career over a fashion event
Challengers will follow a tennis pro, played by Zendaya, who convinces her Grand Slam-champion husband Art, played by Faist, who is on a losing streak to play in a lower level ‘Challenger’ event.
Cinderella moment: Zendaya last graced the steps of the Met in 2019 in a Tommy Hilfiger outfit inspired by the Disney classic