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‘Proud’ Michelle Obama Congratulates Zendaya On Historic Emmy Win

Zendaya is teaming up with Michelle Obama days after her historic Emmy win to assist get out the vote.

The 24-year-old star, who gained her first Emmy Award on Sunday evening for taking part in a excessive schooler scuffling with substance abuse on HBO’s “Euphoria,” took half in Obama’s When We All Vote’s “Registered and Prepared” Instagram takeover on Tuesday as a part of Nationwide Voter Registration Day.

Earlier than the ladies may focus on the significance of voting within the upcoming presidential election, the previous first woman first gave the Disney Channel alum a serious shoutout. 

“Congratulations. I watched it, woman,” Obama gushed on Instagram Stay. “I watched each episode.” 

“You’re successful Emmys and inspired voter participation,” she added. “You’re a style icon. You’re doing all of it, and I’m so pleased with you.”

Throughout their chat, Zendaya inspired younger individuals to not postpone making voting plans and to lookup their polling place forward of time. 

“Typically we procrastinate — and I needed to speak concerning the significance of not ready till the final minute,” she mentioned.

Obama then addressed Zendaya’s era particularly, acknowledging that there are “lots of people your age who’re pissed off with the method and really feel alienated by the system.”

“Nothing will change simply by a hashtag or protest. I want that had been so, as a result of your era is nice at that,” Obama added. “On this democracy, the one factor that issues is what you do on Election Day. … I simply need to ensure that younger individuals perceive that. Don’t ever cease protesting. Don’t ever cease making your voice heard within the streets. Don’t ever cease utilizing social media and the hashtag to get your factors throughout. You simply must couple that with voting, too.”

Zendaya and Michelle Obama pose for a selfie with Karlie Kloss and Freida Pinto in 2018.

Zendaya is the youngest lady to take dwelling an Emmy for Excellent Lead Actress in a Drama Sequence. Final 12 months’s winner, Jodie Comer, beforehand held the title; she was 26 when she took dwelling her award. Zendaya can also be solely the second Black lady to ever win within the class. Viola Davis beforehand made historical past when she was awarded the Emmy in 2015 for her work on “How To Get Away With Homicide.”

In her acceptance speech Sunday evening, Zendaya spoke about her contemporaries. 

“I simply need to say that there’s hope within the younger individuals on the market,” the actor mentioned from her lounge. “I do know that our TV present doesn’t at all times really feel like an important instance of that, however there may be hope within the younger individuals. And I simply need to say to all my friends on the market doing the work within the streets, I see you, I love you, I thanks.”