People.com Entertainment Movies Zendaya Says She and Timothée Chalamet Had Dance Parties in Her Room While Making 'Dune' The actress joked that costar Javier Bardem was a standout dancer at Dune cast parties By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 3, 2021 09:53 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Zendaya has fond memories of making Dune with Timothée Chalamet. The pair star opposite one another in the upcoming fantasy epic, and Zendaya, 24, said during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday that one of her "favorite" memories during production was having fun between takes with Chalamet, 25. "He's become one of my closest friends, and he is lovely and so talented," she said. "I think my favorite part was when we would have these, like, dance parties in my room, where I would leave the door open, Timothée would come in with his little speaker, and then everybody would start coming in and we'd just start dancing." Dune also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista and — Colbert's guess for the best dancer at the cast dance parties — Javier Bardem, 51. "Listen, he peeked in and he was grooving. I was like, 'Okay, Javier!' " recalled Zendaya. "He had the moves. I was very impressed." Zendaya on Struggling to Find Her Identity Outside of Acting: 'Who Am I Without This?' Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya. Mike Marsland/WireImage; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Get a taste of the podcast below. RELATED GALLERY: Timothée Chalamet's Celebrity Fan Club To celebrate Zendaya's 24th birthday in September, Chalamet shared a sweet message to her on Twitter. "Happy birthday to one of the most inspiring people I've met on my short journey," he wrote at the time. "Someone with the strongest ethical character, and a moral compass that is in harmony with a totally fearless creative abandon. Happy birthday @Zendaya, hope your day is beautiful, friend." Dune — in theaters and on HBO Max later this year — follows Chalamet, Ferguson and Isaac as the royal family of Caladan, traveling through the galaxy to mine Arrakis for the special spice that propels them. Zendaya portrays Chalamet's love interest Chani.