Zendaya’s New Movie Malcolm And Marie: Your Questions Answered On The New Netflix Film

5 February 2021, 10:56 | Updated: 5 February 2021, 13:59

Zendaya stars as Marie in new Netflix movie Malcolm and Marie, and fans are already manifesting her Oscar nom.

By Kathryn Knight

Malcolm and Marie has dropped on Netflix, starring John David Washington and Zendaya, in an A-list pairing film lovers still can't get over.

Once critics put discussion over Zendaya and John's age gap aside, watch parties and Twitter threads dedicated to the flick as soon flooded social media in praise of the stars.

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The movie was developed and shot in lockdown and Zendaya got to work behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera.

Here’s the full lowdown on Malcolm and Marie, and why the film will have you falling in love with Zendaya all over again…

Malcolm and Marie hits Netflix on5 February
Malcolm and Marie hits Netflix on5 February. Picture: Netflix

What is Malcolm and Marie about?

The film tells the story of director Malcolm and his girlfriend Marie, who go through the highs and lows of their entire relationship in the evening following the premiere of his latest movie.

The black-and-white film focuses on their conversations throughout the course of the evening, as Malcolm fights for their relationship and Marie appears to be holding something back.

Who is Zendaya in Malcolm and Marie?

Zendaya plays the lead Marie in the new Netflix movie as well as an executive producer.

Washington was also an executive producer, as well as rapper Kid Cudi and Yariv Milchan.

The flick was directed by Sam Levinson, a writer, producer and director who Zendaya worked with on Euphoria.

Malcolm and Marie was produced and filmed during quarantine in 2020
Malcolm and Marie was produced and filmed during quarantine in 2020. Picture: Netflix

When was Malcolm and Marie filmed?

Malcolm and Marie was shot in the middle of lockdown from June to July in 2020, meaning the cast and crew had to quarantine for two weeks before shooting began.

Zendaya said the movie was made "as a family" with a team of just 22 on set for just 14 days of filming.

According to Deadline, the film’s bosses worked with doctors and unions on a plan to safely film amid the pandemic, a regime which included regular Covid tests, temperature checks, masks worn at all times and social distancing measures also in place.

There was no more than 12 people on set at one time and staff could not come into close contact with the actors unless they wore the appropriate PPE.

Malcom and Marie was filmed with a crew of just 22
Malcom and Marie was filmed with a crew of just 22. Picture: Zendaya/Twitter
Zendaya was also an executive producer on Malcolm and Marie
Zendaya was also an executive producer on Malcolm and Marie. Picture: Netflix

Where was Malcolm and Marie filmed?

A safe distance from anyone outside of the filming bubble, the shoot location was at Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House, on the outskirts of California, a property with enough privacy for the entire production.

The eco-friendly and super modern house is an award-winning home in Carmel, California.

The owner of a house moved into their cottage next door while the film crew took over and they shot entirely at night.

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