“I definitely know we love her, but I didn’t know it was going to be as much of a focus as it was,” she said. “But I understand, because she’s a lovable character. She’s very important, so I get it.”
She added that she understands why people wanted to preserve Lola’s look.
“She’s special to a lot of people and their childhoods and they’ve been able to grow up with her, so I get that sense of protection,” Zendaya said.
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” opens July 16 in theaters and on HBO Max, which like CNN is part of WarnerMedia.