Zendaya: I Auditioned for CeCe Not Rocky!

Zendaya: I Auditioned for CeCe Not Rocky!

Zendaya opens up about Shake It Up, co-star Bella Thorne, and her ties to Selena Gomez in a recent Q&A with J-14!

Here’s what the 14-year-old actress had to share:

On getting cast in Shake It Up: “The really cool part about my audition process was I originally came in for CeCe, and they asked me to read for Rocky. And I really felt Rocky. I had a connection with her character. And when I went with Bella it was like instant chemistry.”

On how she’s like Rocky: “She is a girly girl. But I like a little more edge to it. I like to take her style … And I like to add a little more of a tomboy flare to it.”

On her co-star Bella: “She loves shoes. Like she’ll like wear a different pair of shoes every day. She’s a shoe fanatic.”

On working with Selena once with a Sears commercial: “She was really sweet to me and really nice. And she was really helpful. I haven’t seen her since I have been on an actual Disney Channel show. But hopefully I will and hopefully she’ll remember me.”

For Zendaya‘s full interview, visit J-14!

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  • AnonymousGuy08

    Not so uncommon. Ashley Tisdale and Brenda Song actually auditioned for the roles of London Tipton and Maddie Fitzpatrick on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” and as we all know ended up with the opposite roles.

  • Tia

    why do they use such stupid names in kids shows these days? I’m mean, CeCe? Rocky?

  • Precious

    @Tia: They are nicknames, like Cece is short for Cecilia…

  • Warren

    She’s kinda hot, but not as sexy as Miley!

  • Caitlyn Taylor love

    in 2 years years…she’ll be the nexxt miley…and look at her smile…soo creepy, stupid little girl that thinks she’s all that cuz shes on disney…GROW UP, ZENDEIYA or watev ur name is!

  • steve

    This is a good show.

  • seretta

    stop hating on these 2 girls. They are adorable, young, and fresh. I dont see any of you people on a tv show. You say that Zendaya is going to be the next Miley Cyrus, I say shes gonna be the next Selena Gomez. So stop bad mouthing them just to make YOU feel good.

    Now on a better note…..
    OMG THIS IS THE BEST SHOW IN THE WORLD I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO MEET THESE 2 GIRLS!!!!!!! If you hear of any contests, please, LET ME KNOW

  • http://@sadewalthour sade

    stop hating on them people their doing a good job with tht show

  • http://dfgfdg anonymous

    @Tia:
    It is NOT STUPID! HATER! THEY”RE UNIQUE AND I LOVE THOSE NAMES!

  • http://donothaveone anonymous

    I love this show and I love them! I would do anything to get to star in one of their shows! THEY ROCK!!

  • http://heyimpaulx3 Hiimmelx3

    @CaitlynTaylorLove Why don’t you put a cork in it she does’nt even think shes all that! and if you hate her sooooo much why are you even looking at this page? don’t be a hater. #Z-Swagger .

  • http://heyimpaulx3 Hiimmelx3

    @CaitlynTaylorLove Why don’t you put a cork in it she does’nt even think shes all that! and if you hate her sooooo much why are you even looking at this page? don’t be a hater. #Z-Swagger .

  • http://heyimpaulx3 Hiimmelx3

    Oh, And her name is ZENDAYA .

  • Awkwardturtlexp

    Well, my friend tried out for Rocky and got in the final three but then got cut

  • Awkwardturtlexp

    @Caitlyn Taylor love:

    Well stop being mean! I don;t think you would like it if someone said that about you?

  • Awkwardturtlexp

    @Tia:
    My friends same is CeCe