December 14, 2012

Zendaya Coleman Interview

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You know Zendaya Coleman as Rocky on the Disney Channel show Shake It UpShe turned 16 on September 1, and her name means “to give thanks” in the southern African Shona language. I bet Zendaya is totally giving thanks for all the great things in her life so far! Read on to find out more about her. .

Q: What do you like about Shake It Up
Zendaya: I like the fact, especially this season that we are getting into real issues that teenage girls and families all over the world have to deal with. It’s really nice to see that Rocky and CeCe are not perfect; they have problems. They go through the same things that everyone else goes through and they have to deal with them. I like that it makes our characters real and more relatable to everyone out there.

Q: What is Davis Cleveland [who plays Flynn] like in real life? 
Zendaya: He’s hilarious. He is just like that character. Honestly, I’m 100% convinced that he is not 10 years old. There is, like, a little 30-year-old man stuck inside of him. (Laughs) I hang out with him like a teenager and any of my other friends. He is so smart. He is so beyond his years and it’s actually pretty astounding to me. I love being around him because he is such a cool kid!

Q: You and Bella Thorne [who plays CeCe] did a song in the fashion video (“Fashion Is My Kryptonite”) where you act like models. Did you like wearing all those clothes? 
Zendaya: I loved it. I’m a tomboy honestly and I hate wearing dresses. I’m like, “Ugh I’d rather stay home and be in sweatpants all day,” but I love girly stuff, so it’s kind of weird. I have my girly moments and I have my tomboy moments. That was definitely a girly moment of mine where I was like, “I feel fabulous!” I was just twirling around and having a great time.

Q: Are you recognized more now when you out? 
Zendaya: Oh yeah, definitely. I love it. I love meeting my fans. That’s the best part. I actually have a lot of fun fan encounters. There have been times when I’ve been at amusements parks and kids cry. It’s amazing. Every encounter with a fan is special. Every single fan is special. I always try my best to see as many as possible even when I’m trying to rush somewhere I stop and make sure I do that. They are why I have my job and why I’m able to do it.

Q: What is your favorite book?
Zendaya: So Be It by Sarah Weeks. I just love that book. I remember reading it in the 5th grade and I didn’t want it to end. I think it was the first time that I re-read a book. I really wanted to read it again.

Q: What are you reading now?
Zendaya: Right now, for school I’m reading A Separate Peace (for ages 12 and up). It’s a school book. Actually I thought it was going to be really boring. You know school books. . . ah, school books have nothing to do with real life, but it’s actually really interesting. It has some neat subjects and I love books that are really deep and have a real meaning to them.

She’s an amazing actress and dancer AND she has great taste in books. I would love to meet her! How about you? Leave a Comment.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

Interview by Sue Schneider
Photos courtesy Disney Channel

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  1. Ayamey

    i like how she is and how she dances bella and zendaya do the show and how they act in it zendaya you ara a butiful singer:D

  2. jadejade478

    I love u zendaya bella.You are wonderful dance. Do you know that i can dance to i know ever move and step you do if you go fast as dance i will catch up keep dance.

  3. Rhiannon

    I love you zendaya you are just so beautiful no matter what happens you are still the most beautiful and wonderful girl I know and so is bella thorne

  4. cassidy

    i think what you said was very good i dance to just like you do and i would love to work with you one day i am going to domake your mark and i hope i get to meet you it would be a dream come true i know there are a lot of dancers but i want to win so bad

  5. Angel

    Your’re soooo cool zendaya u and bella r really good dancers i didnt know how to dance at first but i watch ur show i love disneychannel and shakeitup and u guys really taught me how to dance well through ur show

  6. nathan

    i love you zendaya..and your show…i know its weird that i watch your show and im a boy in 5th grade..but its like i can trust you with this more than anyone…thanks for listening…i know i shouldnt say this cause then the whole world will kn ow but i watch barbie and dora..thanks for listening:)

  7. LOLprettyrock

    I really really love Shake It Up it is like most times I’m like Rocky.Then I’m like Cece.This season I was really hoping Georgia would still be with Jarmia because they really looked like a good couple.But if Jarmia comes back on the show I hope they get back together.Well I think that Rocky and Lil’ Sckooter should go out and that they make a good couple.Well I hope to see more of Shake it up Chicago.Oh and Congrats Rocky on geting back on Shake it up Chicago and congrats to you to Ty.

  8. Brynna

    Love Zendaya she is my role modle, she inspired me to dance. I wish I could meet Zendaya!! Stacks should make alot of shake it up games!?!?

  9. pretty girl got swagg

    Hey Zendaya your so awesome! I love to watch shake it up. I only like 3 people you, Bella, And Tye. He is so cute. OH and i need fashion advice.

  10. beautiful blue

    I think rocky and CeCe are really talented. they are very lucky to have the ability to move like that. both of you are my favorite disney stars. Shake it up is a very humorous show. I wish I could learn to dance like you.

  11. pretty girl got swagg

    I really need free dance lessions because people pick on me at school because the way i dance and i only dance to hip hop music.