Zendaya & Florence Pugh Share Their Reactions To “Painful” Dune 2 Ending
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Zendaya & Florence Pugh Share Their Reactions To “Painful” Dune 2 Ending

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Warning! Spoilers ahead for Dune: Part Two.



Dune: Part Two stars Zendaya and Florence Pugh react to the film’s “painful” ending moments. Picking up where 2021’s Dune ended, Denis Villeneuve’s anticipated sequel is now out in theatres, continuing the story of Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides. The sequel, which has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, ends on a powerful note, with Paul making clear his attention to marry Pugh’s Princess Irulan, ultimately betraying Zendaya’s Chani and their relationship.

In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Zendaya and Pugh share their thoughts regarding the Dune: Part Two ending. Check out their comments below:

Zendaya: “I feel like it’s heartbreak. There’s heartbreak, there’s betrayal, there’s loss and confusion. I feel like it’s quite a painful ending. It doesn’t end like, ‘Oh, someone won!’ It’s not that. [It’s] a lot of broken dreams and hearts.”

Florence Pugh: “I think, for me, when I read those final few pages, it made me suddenly go, ‘Ah, she’s far more knowledgable than I thought she was,’ from Princess Irulan’s perspective. I think it’s truly a moment where she realizes her power and her position going forward and keeping her namesake and also realizing this is purely transactional and it’s a business decision. And I love that for her. After watching, for an entire movie, of her just listening and watching and taking things in, she’s as much a part of this decision as he is.

“And then there’s that moment between [Paul and Chani] at the end, which is just so heartbreaking, and I truly believe [Irulan] clocks that. I think she understands what this means. Through [Chani’s] very beautiful, sad face, does she understand that this was not part of the plan, which means that, realistically, she’s needed in this deal as much as she needs them. So there’s a lot that’s going on underneath everything. It doesn’t feel good. It purely makes you ready for what’s going to happen next, which is very, very exciting.”

More to come…

Source: ComicBook.com

Dune Part 2 Poster Showing Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Zendaya as Chani Holding Daggers

Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two is the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 film that covers the novel’s events by Frank Herbert. The movie continues the quest of Paul Atreides on a journey of revenge against those who slew his family. With insight into the future, Atreides may be forced to choose between his one true love and the universe’s fate. 

Release Date
March 1, 2024

Legendary Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures

$122 Million

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