Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Award-winning actress, singer and fashionista—Zendaya— is giving me #DonnaSummer realness for the January cover of InStyle Magazine. Inside she opens up about fame and accepting the responsibility of being a role model.

“I’ve had the luxury of watching people do this before me, and I realize that [being a role model] is actually a huge part of the job,” she says. “You sign up for that. You’re being watched. You can choose to accept that and appreciate it, or you can choose not to. That’s 100 percent your choice. I choose to acknowledge it.”

The 21-year-old star of the upcoming P.T. Barnum film, “The Greatest Showman” also gives her two cents about the latest cases of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior in Hollywood.

“The bravery of the women who came forward is a huge step toward making sure it’s safer for me and other young women who are just coming up,” she says.  “I’m at that prime age right now. Twenty-one. Starting off. That’s when people take advantage and abuse their power and do terrible shit. I think it’s definitely a sisterhood.”

Check out more photos of Zendaya below:

Photo Credits: InStyle Magazine

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