Zendaya's Met Gala Announcement Has Fans Disappointed

Zendaya, or Rue Bennett as most "Euphoria" fans know her, has had a pretty successful year, to say the least. For instance, the Emmy-award winning actor led the cast of the teen drama into its highly-anticipated second season, which just happens to be the second-most viewed HBO Max show ever (via Variety). She also starred alongside her real-life partner Tom Holland in the box-office smash hit "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and played love interest to Timothée Chalamet in the Academy Award-winning science-fiction film "Dune" (via IMDb).

With the 2022 Met Gala just days away, Zendaya reminded everyone that she is a stylish force to be reckoned. As Page Six showcased, the Oakland native reunited with her "Euphoria" castmates including Alexa Demie, Sydney Sweeney, and Barbie Ferreira at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for a For Your Consideration event. On this red carpet, however, Zendaya dropped a bittersweet bomb on fans.

Zendaya will not be attending the 2022 Met Gala

Zendaya has been a regular Met Gala attendee ever since 2015, and her show-stopping looks are hard to forget even though the years have passed (via InStyle).

In 2020, the Met Gala was cancelled due to COVID-19, and it resumed in September 2021. At the time, the "The Greatest Showman" star was filming Season 2 of "Euphoria" so she was not in attendance, via Extra TV. That's why fans were anticipating seeing her look for this year's theme, "In America: An Anthology of Fashion."

However, the actor and style icon broke the unfortunate news to Extra TV at a "Euphoria" FYC event that she would in fact not be attending the gala this year. "I hate to disappoint my fans here, but I will be working," Zendaya told Extra's Rachel Lindsay. "Your girl's gotta work and make some movies ... I'll be back eventually."

The actor last attended "Fashion's Biggest Night" back in 2019 where she channeled her inner Disney princess by sporting a Tommy Hilfiger-designed, Cinderella-inspired, color-changing gown paired with a wand and glass slippers.