Zendaya and John David Washington on shooting intimate scenes during a pandemic

The new movie Malcolm & Marie was the first major film to be shot during the pandemic. The drama stars Zendaya and John David Washington and is directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. They recently spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about performing while the coronavirus raged on around them.

"It was a very scary time for the world and we all wanted to make this movie, but we wanted to first and foremost make it safely," Zendaya said.

Washington weighed in on some of the film's romantic moments, saying, "Intimate scenes scare me just in general. So I'm terrible with those, but I felt extremely confident about working during the pandemic because of protocol ... I just felt safe and ready to go."