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Zendaya is portraying this iconic woman in her new movie

Zendaya is taking on yet another amazing movie role!

According to Variety, Zendaya is set to star in A White Lie as Anita Hemmings. The movie is an adaption of The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe which told the true story of Anita, an African-American woman whose skin tone was so light that she passed as white and attended Vassar College (a highly-selective and formerly all-female university in New York) in the 1890s, becoming the first African American woman to graduate from the school.

Not only is the The Greatest Showman and Spider-Man: Homecoming actress starring in the movie, she's also producing it alongside Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine, a media company focused on telling compelling stories about women. We can wait to see Zendaya portray this intelligent and brave woman. You go, Z!

What do you think of Zendaya taking on this role? Will you see A White Lie? Sound off below!

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by Sydney Adamson | 11/15/2017
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