Twitter Loves Zendaya's Journey From Disney Star To Two-Time Emmy Winner
Zendaya had a lot to celebrate on Emmys night this year. The superstar actor proved why her character Rue Bennett in Euphoria is so iconic by winning her second Emmy for the role. Obviously, the historic win majorly excited fans and Twitter blew up with memes about Zendaya’s major second Emmys win.
Zendaya took home her second Emmy two years after winning her first for playing Rue, a high schooler struggling with substance abuse, on HBO’s trippy drama Euphoria. She first won the coveted award back in 2020, becoming the youngest-ever Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner. Since Euphoria had to take a break in production due to lockdown restrictions since then, Zendaya wasn’t eligible again until Season 2 finally came out at the beginning of 2022, centering on Rue’s descent into destructive old habits after meeting her new friend Elliot and hitting speed bumps in her relationship with girlfriend Jules.
Zendaya dedicated her 2022 win to anyone who felt seen by Rue and her struggles: "My greatest wish for Euphoria is that it could help heal people,” she said in her acceptance speech. “Anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like they are a Rue, I want you to know that I am so grateful for your stories, and I carry them with me, and I carry them with her.”
Zendaya’s win was historic: not only is she now the first Black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series twice, but she’s also now the youngest two-time Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner.
The moment was as huge for Zendaya as it was for all her fans, who celebrated her rise to becoming a two-time Emmy-winning actor with hilarious memes.
One of the main jokes that permeated Euphoria Twitter was how Zendaya’s big win came amidst come ongoing drama involving the rest of her Euphoria costars.
Clearly, it’s Zendaya’s world and we’re all just living in it. And with a third season of Euphoria on its way, Zendaya’s third Emmy could be arriving in a couple of years as well.