Zendaya as Chani in Dune
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Two Hilarious Words From Dune’s Director Guided Zendaya The Entire Time
In "Dune: Part Two," Zendaya's Chani is tasked with piloting a House Atreides ornithopter, but at the time of filming, director Denis Villeneuve only had two words for her.
The ornithopters are one of House Atreides' most-used methods of transportation on the planet Arrakis and can be seen in both "Dune" and its sequel.
Speaking to TheWrap, Zendaya revealed how Villeneuve guided her through the scene where she had to act as if she was landing one of the ornithopters.
"I have to land it and get out of it and there's buttons, but they don't do anything," the actress explained. "So I'm like, 'What do you want me to do?'"
According to Zendaya, Villeneuve's only piece of advice here was, "Just, sci-fi s**t," and this small piece of direction allowed her to pull off her ornithopter scene convincingly.
Zendaya explained the simple direction from Villeneuve's perspective as meaning, "Like, make it look cool, hit some buttons, pull the thing and then get out."