Zendaya says she refused to have her first kiss on camera while a Disney star

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Zendaya  (Getty Images)
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Zendaya has said she refused to have her first kiss on camera while a teenage Disney Channel star.

The Hollywood actress, 25, first found fame playing Rocky Blue on sitcom Shake It Up from 2010-2013.

Speaking to British Vogue, the Emmy Award-winning star revealed she refused to have her first kiss on the show.

She said: "I remember being on Shake It Up and being like, ‘I’m not gonna do this. I’m going to kiss him on the cheek because I haven’t been kissed yet so I don’t want the kiss to be on camera."’

 (Craig McDean/Vogue)
(Craig McDean/Vogue)

In the interview, Zendaya, who is reportedly dating her Spider-Man co-star Tom Holland, discussed her future.

She said: "I’ve never been like, ‘I want to do this at this time, then from this age, I want to do this.’ One day I’ll have a family, but I’m not trying to put a number on it, it’ll happen if it’s meant to happen."

The star previously opened up about how "grateful" she is for her Disney roots, saying she "learned so much from that experience."

"It’s just kind of been this slow progression, and I am happy that it’s all been to prove it to myself and not to anybody else, you know?" she said of her career journey during an instalment of Variety’s "Actors on Actors" series.

 (Craig McDean/Vogue)
(Craig McDean/Vogue)

"I embrace it a little bit. It’s part of my heritage, to a degree."

In October Zendaya will appear in the sci-fi epic Dune alongside Timothee Chalamet.

 (Warner Bros)
(Warner Bros)

In December she will also star in Spider-Man: No Way Home, reprising her role as MJ, the web-slinging superhero’s love interest.

A second season of teen drama Euphoria is also on the way.

Additional reporting by PA

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