June 27, 2014

Zendaya in Zapped

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zendayaZendaya’s new movie Zapped!

Everybody loves Zendaya Coleman. That’s a given. She’s so talented at everything! She sings; she dances, and she acts. It’s kind of unreal since she is only 17 years old! Even if you didn’t watch Shake it Up, you’ve probably heard her music. (I’m a super-fan of “Replay.”) Her new movie Zapped (based on the book Boys Are Dogs) is about a girl named Zoey who discovers that the dog-training app she downloaded onto her phone gives her the ability to give commands to . . . boys!

Zendaya surprised fans by showing up at a special screening of the movie. I’d say they were pretty thrilled to meet her! (I would be, too!) How awesome is that? She seems like the nicest person, like, ever.

Zendaya Coleman meets fans at Zapped screening

Image credit DISNEY CHANNEL/ Heidi Gutman

We caught up with Zendaya to talk about her new movie, her favorite book, where she’d like to be in five years, and more. Check it out!

Do you have an all-time favorite book?

Zendaya: I would say one of my all-time favorites is a book called So B. It. [Rowan Blanchard of Girl Meets World also says it's a favorite!] It’s a really cool book.

Describe your character in Zapped.

Zendaya: My character in Zapped is really just a regular girl who has to move in with her new step-brothers and step-dad and step-dog into a new house and a new environment and a new school. It’s just a lot of changes for her, and it’s hard to deal with. She’s a regular girl who’s dealing with a lot all at once.

How are you different from her?

Zendaya: I’m different from her in that I would probably have handled her situation a little differently. She isn’t really used to being around boys and their antics. I’m more of a tomboy, so I would have fit in a little easier. But I think she has a lot in common with a lot of young girls.

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Image credit DISNEY CHANNEL/ Heidi Gutman

I saw a preview of a scene where you get a whole vat of chocolate poured on you. What was that like?

Zendaya: Well, it was supposed to be chocolate, but it wasn’t. It was some kind of weird concoction that looked like chocolate, and that’s what they poured on me. It smelled really, really gross and it was pretty nasty! It was a good thing we were outside. They literally hosed me down with one of the outdoor water hoses right after the scene. So, it wasn’t fun. If it had been real chocolate, I’d have been super-excited.

If you had an app that could control the boys around you, what would you do?

Zendaya: [laughter] Being that I know what’s going to happen [in Zapped], I’d probably leave that app alone!

What’s the funniest or most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you recently?

Zendaya: I don’t really have too many embarrassing moments, which is thankful. I fell during a concert recently, but I wasn’t really embarrassed. I don’t get embarrassed very easily.

What is one thing you wish everybody would do to make the world a better place?

Zendaya: I think sometimes we’re so wrapped up in our personal feelings about something that we forget to open our minds up to other people’s perspectives. We need to have a little more empathy for others. I think that’s the most important thing: putting yourself in other people’s shoes.

What are you looking forward to after Zapped

Zendaya: I’m going into K.C. Undercover, my new Disney Channel show. You know, I’m K.C., but I’m also a co-producer of the show, so I’m really excited about that.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Where would you like to be?

Zendaya: In five years? I’d like to have won some Grammys, broken a few records . . . you know, stuff like that.

“Stuff like that” is no small feat, but we believe in you, Zendaya! For more about Zendaya, watch our video of Zendaya recommending her favorite book, and read our earlier interview with her on the STACKS. Have you read Boys Are DogsAre you excited to see Zapped? Are you a Zendaya fan, too? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

Interview by Marie Morreale
Images courtesy of Disney Channel

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  1. hello

    Hello Zendya I never really e-mailed a real celebertiy you are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. kayanna

    i really think that zenda would be awsome in zapped even though i cant wacth it tell her i am a big fan

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  3. racingseeker7

    You Would KNOW how BIG of a FAN I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ARE JUST LIKE ME!

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  4. TALIYAH W.

    sooooo like is it hard to be famouse like HARD WORK? people say it is and that its not simple but im like how would u know if your not famouse? do u feel like you have comption now tHAT BECKY G IS HERE

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  5. jada

    Zendaya is the most Talented person i have ever seen on Disney channel and she doesn’t care what anybody else thinks.If she thinks some thing is good she goes for it and if it doesn’t work out she just keeps trying and never gives up and she is always determined to do things. Zendaya is the inspiration that kids need so they won’t end up listening to the wrong music,and i’m not trying to say that in a bad way or something mean that is just my opion.

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  6. Hannah

    I am ssssssooooo excited about Zappped!!!
    I think it’s gonna be the BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. i do not want to say my name

    .this movie was awsome my whole family is trying to do the phone like your.my brother said he really like it. my sister said what it like on stage. my mom think you where amzing my sister think it was so cute. sorry about my spelling i told all my family it not how she act it about her lesson what she thought about living with mens and a boy plues a dog.

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  8. midsummersoccer16

    I think Zendaya is really cool, I already saw zapped and I really liked it, t was awesome!

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