Zendaya on Aaliyah Role: “If You Want It Done Right, You Have To Do It Yourself”
Haters, hate on. Zendaya will be playing Aaliyah, whether you like it or not!
When it was announced that the Disney star would be channeling “Baby Girl” in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the 17 year-old faced some harsh criticism. But, when Zendaya stopped by the HipHollywood Loft, the haters were the furthest thing from her mind.
“I auditioned like anyone else and I worked really hard because it’s someone I love and I admire and if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself,” the “Dancing With The Stars” runner-up told HH. She also wanted people to understand that no matter what, this movie will be made and it’s all about honoring Aaliyah’s legacy. “This movie is going to be made one way or another and I think it should be made in the best possible way to show her beauty.”
Production on Aaliyah: Princess of R&B is set to begin this summer, with an air date set for the Fall. Check out our full interview with Zendaya above!