While doing an interview with Vanity Fair, Zendaya nicely but firmly shut down the reporter’s gendered question regarding what she looks for in a partner.
In the video, the interviewer asked Zendaya 35 questions. One of the questions she was asked was, “What is the quality you like most in a man?”
Zendaya quickly corrected them and said, “umm… I most like in a person, how about that?” she responded.
She then said, “It’s such a big question. What is the quality I most like in someone? I would say, ‘kindness’ is kind of not the best way to describe it, but some people are just good people, and you can just feel it. And I don’t know how to explain that, but there’s this little spark they have, or this little special thing that they have, that just you feel safe and happy around them. I don’t know what that is, but some people have it and it’s special.”
The interviewer later redeemed themselves by asking, “What is the quality you most like in a woman?” To which Zendaya responded with, “Well, I guess that’s the same answer.”
Watch the interview below.