Tom Holland and Zendaya visited West Oakland Middle School in Oakland, CA on August 25, 2023, as part of Project Blackboard and the Oaklandish apparel brand. See the images and clips below.
In a video, Zendaya said, “I just came to say hi to all of you and see your beautiful faces, and let’s have a great time playing basketball.” Zendaya added, “I’m not going to play basketball because I haven’t played basketball since I was y’all’s age.”
“It was a pleasure meeting you all. Thank you for having us.” Tom says, “Alright y’all!”
“I’m not going to play basketball because I haven’t played basketball since I was your age,” Zendaya explained on the Elle cover. “I’m not going to do that because I might, you know, twist an ankle.”
Zendaya’s new film Challengers hit theaters on September 15, 2023, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film follows, Tashi, a former tennis player turned coach, has transformed her husband from a mediocre player into a world-famous grand slam champion. To jolt him out of his recent losing streak, she makes him play a challenger event — close to the lowest level of the tournament on the pro tour. Tensions soon run high when he finds himself standing across the net from the once-promising, now burnt-out Patrick, his former best friend, and Tashi’s former boyfriend.