On Tuesday, September 1, the former Disney Channel starlet celebrated her 24th birthday and her Dune costar took to Twitter to share a sweet message, calling her “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met.
“Someone with the strongest ethical character, and a moral compass that is in harmony with a totally fearless creative abandon. Happy birthday @Zendaya, hope your day is beautiful,” Timothée posted.
Following his adorable tweet, Zendaya wrote back and said the kind words made her “tear up.”
“Yo, you bout to make me tear up over here man, thank you for this, I appreciate you very much,” the Shake It Up alum responded.
Yo, you bout to make me tear up over here man, thank you for this, I appreciate you very much… https://t.co/vbRMTQZK6e
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) September 1, 2020
As fans know, the two Young Hollywood stars struck up quite the friendship while filming the upcoming movie Dune together in 2019. Set to hit theaters on December 18, 2020, the flick is based on a science fiction novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. Described as a “space-faring adventure story that is rich with political intrigue and complex machinations,” Timothée will star as Paul, while Zendaya will portray his love interest, Chani.
Just one day before she celebrated her birthday, Empire magazine gave fans a first look at the film with some exclusive set photos. Timothée himself also gushed to the publication about the “awe-inspiring” setting in which they filmed the entire movie.
“You might as well be getting chased by that cliff in the background. It wasn’t a green-screen or anything. That’s one of the most thrilling parts of the book and the movie. We had the sketches. That was a lesson for me,” the the Call Me By Your Name star explained. “For a sequence with the sandworm chasing you, I could never imagine that.”
Another batch of exclusive photos published by Empire showed images of the rest of the cast, which includes Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin and more. After seeing all these snaps, it’s official, December can’t come soon enough!
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