Zendaya Coleman Reveals Why She Turned Down Aaliyah Biopic

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Singer Zendaya Coleman has revealed why she dropped out of the acting of Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.

Zendaya on Aaliyah biopic
Zendaya on Aaliyah biopic

Zendaya had been originally cast to play the role of Aaliyah, before it was handed to Teyena Taylor after she dropped out.

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The Shake It Up star had never previously spoken out about why dropped out, but revealed why in a recent interview with Complex.

“I just didn’t like the way things were going down,” Zendaya said. “There were a lot of things that came to my attention that I didn’t know about, about the family and production value.”

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“You just assume that things are taken care of when you step onto a project. But when you realize that things are just falling apart, you’re like, “This is not what I signed up for, this is not what I thought it was. This is not what I think is worthy of her movie.” It really ate me up inside.”

“A lot of people thought that I knew that the family wasn’t involved, and I didn’t. I just auditioned like anyone else and got the job.”



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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