"It's very literal," she told InStyle Australia on the red carpet. "There's not much to say except that I am a butterfly tonight."
As for her matching yellow eye makeup, Zendaya revealed she had created the look herself (with a little push from her stylist, Law Roach).
"I always do my makeup for everything, just because I am very picky," the actress told us. "My stylist has this obsession with yellow eyeshadow right now, he was like 'I really want you to do yellow' so he ran to the store while I was doing my interviews to get yellow eyeshadow, just so I could do this eye look."
We also caught up with Zendaya's co-star Hugh Jackman, who told us that if he really ran away to join the circus, it would be for juggling. You can read his full interview here.
Congratulations to Zendaya and the entire cast and crew on the exciting release of their wonderful film!
The Greatest Showman hits cinemas nationwide on Boxing Day, December 26th 2017.