Actress/singer Zendaya would love to undertake a law degree so she can better understand her own contracts.
The Spider-Man: Far From Home star is eager to do her part to confront the issue of pay inequality in Hollywood, but she believes the best way to deal with the situation is to improve her own knowledge of business agreements so she knows exactly what she is signing each time she seals a new deal.
“I don’t have enough information,” she tells Allure magazine of tackling the industry issue. “I just started reading my own d**n contracts not that long ago, so I don’t know. I have to be more aware and know a little bit more to even figure out what (the root issue is) and how to fix it. I think it’s about accountability for sure.”
Zendaya is convinced the solution is to go back to school – if only she had the time.
“(I’d study) law or something, not to practice, just to be able to read my own contracts,” she shares.
And the 23 year old wants to ensure an even playing field for both sexes includes people of all backgrounds, because when one person succeeds, they all succeed.
“I want to be a part of the change,” adds Zendaya, whose father is African-American and mother is of German ancestry. “It’s important that creatives of all races, if they have an opportunity or platform, use it to make room for other people.”