Zendaya Opens Up About Embracing Her Disney Past

Zendaya Opens Up About Embracing Her Disney Past

Zendaya isn’t trying to erase her Disney past at all, in fact, she embraces it!

The 24-year-old actress recently opened up to Carey Mulligan in an “Actors on Actors” interview with Variety.

“The thing is, I am [a Disney kid]. And to a degree, I am grateful for that,” Zendaya shared. “That’s where I started, and I learned so much from that experience. It’s just kind of been this slow progression, and I am happy that it’s all been to prove it to myself and not to anybody else, you know? I embrace it a little bit. It’s part of my heritage to a degree.”

She also said that Euphoria creator Sam Levinson found her while she was still on the Disney Channel.

“Before Euphoria, technically I was still on Disney Channel. He must have seen something in me,” she added. “He said that I was on a mood board for Rue. And I was like, ‘No, you didn’t!’ I think there’s something to that kind of faith, and already seeing something in me that I maybe knew was there, but I didn’t ever have the opportunity to explore.”

“I’ve always felt that I could bring things to the table: that I could be creative and free to try things, and put out bad ideas. Because of the Disney kid thing, I get scared of that kind of thing,” Zendaya continued.

For a refresher, Zendaya starred on the Disney Channel in shows Shake It Up and KC Undercover, as well as DCOMs Zapped and Frenemies. She also appeared as a guest star on A.N.T. Farm and Good Luck Charlie, as well as voicing characters in Pixie Hollow Games and Super Buddies. She was also signed to Disney’s record label, Hollywood Records.

Though Zendaya‘s Disney Channel days are behind her, she still works with Disney as they own Marvel, who partners with Sony on the current Spider-Man movies that Zendaya stars in.

Jason Scott Lee Cast as Peyton Elizabeth Lee's Dad In 'Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.'

Jason Scott Lee Cast as Peyton Elizabeth Lee's Dad In 'Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.'

Jason Scott Lee has been added to the cast of the upcoming Doogie Howser remake, Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.!

The Mulan actor will take on the role of Benny Kameāloha, opposite Peyton Elizabeth Lee‘s Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha, Deadline reveals.

Benny “worked in finance on the mainland, but gave that up to return home and focus on what matters most: family. He now runs a shave ice flower truck, a career change that enables him to be a more present father to his three children.”

The actor joins Kathleen Rose Perkins to complete the casting for Doogie’s parents. Kathleen‘s casting was announced almost two weeks ago.

Jason is of course far from a stranger to Disney. He most recently starred as Bori Khan in the live action Mulan, as well as playing Mowgli in the 1994 live action The Jungle Book. He’s also the voice of David Kawena in the Lilo & Stitch movies!

Omono Okojie Joins 'Legacies' Season 3 In Recurring Role

Omono Okojie Joins 'Legacies' Season 3 In Recurring Role

Legacies has a new addition to the cast – Omono Okojie!

The actress is set to recur on the current third season of the CW series as Cleo, Deadline reports.

Cleo is “a new witch student at the Salvatore School, who bonds with Hope (Danielle Rose Russlell) over their artistic passions. Free-spirited and self-reliant, Cleo is excited to find a new home at the school, and to earn a place in its Super Squad.”

Omono‘s role as Cleo will be a recurring role, so we’ll be seeing more of her this season!

Her credits include NCIS, Bella and the Bulldogs, Gook, Her Side of the Bed and Lift. Other projects she has upcoming include The Entertainers and Trees of Peace, which are both marked as in post-production on IMDb.

Kathryn Newton & Kyle Allen Get Stuck In a Time Loop In 'The Map of Tiny Perfect Things' Trailer

Kathryn Newton & Kyle Allen Get Stuck In a Time Loop In 'The Map of Tiny Perfect Things' Trailer

The trailer for The Map of Tiny Perfect Things just dropped on Tuesday morning (January 27)!

The upcoming movie stars Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen as they get trapped in a time loop and relive the same day over and over.

Here’s a synopsis: Quick-witted teen Mark is contentedly living the same day in an endless loop when his world is turned upside-down as he meets mysterious Margaret, who is also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how – and whether – to escape their never-ending day.

Jermaine Harris also stars in the movie as Henry. The film, based on the short story of the same name by Lev Grossman, is directed by Ian Samuels.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things will premiere on February 12th on Prime Video!


‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things’ Trailer

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Lili Reinhart Celebrates 'Riverdale' Series Premiere Anniversary With Throwback Photos

Lili Reinhart Celebrates 'Riverdale' Series Premiere Anniversary With Throwback Photos

Can you believe it’s already been four whole years since Riverdale came into our lives?!

One of the stars of the show, Lili Reinhart, took to her Instagram page to celebrate the January 26th anniversary.

“Riverdale premiered 4 years ago. And what a wild ride it has been since then. In honor of that— here are some pics from 5 years ago, when we were just little babies who had no idea that we were about to become family,” she wrote, along with photos from the pilot episode.

She shared even more pics on her story, and they include photos with co-stars Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Madchen Amick and Cole Sprouse!

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showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also memorialized the day.

“Four years ago today #Riverdale premiered on the @thecw. I took this photo in Vancouver, the night before we started shooting the pilot. It’s been an unbelievable journey. Eternal gratitude to everyone who’s helped bring these characters to life and to tell these crazy stories. The writers, the directors, the producers, the executives, the crew, the editors, and tTHE CAST. And, of course, to our amazing fans. I wasn’t sure this show would ever happen; and I still can’t believe we get to work on it. Love you and THANK YOU!! ❤️🔥💥💋🚀💪🏼🪟👀🎢🐍👠💃🏻☠️” he wrote with a photo of Ashleigh Murray, Madelaine Petsch, Camila, Lili and Cole.

Madelaine reposted his photo on her Instagram story and added her own caption, “What a wild ride. This photo was taken about 5 years ago when we shot the pilot of Riverdale.”

Click through the gallery to see all of the throwback pics… More Here »

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Chris Hemsworth Marks the Beginning of Filming For 'Thor: Love & Thunder'

Chris Hemsworth Marks the Beginning of Filming For 'Thor: Love & Thunder'

Miranda Cosgrove Shares First Photo With Jerry Trainor & Nathan Kress For 'iCarly' Reboot

Miranda Cosgrove Shares First Photo With Jerry Trainor & Nathan Kress For 'iCarly' Reboot

They’re back together again!!!

Miranda Cosgrove has shared a photo with her iCarly co-stars Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress all grown up and together once more.

“💙,” she simply captioned the pic.

Jerry also shared the photo and teased, “Prepare yourselves.”

In the photo, you can even see the words “iCarly set 1″ in the background!

If you missed the big news, it was recently revealed that Paramount+ is rebooting the hit Nickelodeon series, and it will pick up with the three stars as adults (well, Jerry‘s Spencer was already an adult).

Not much is known about the upcoming reboot, including whether Jennette McCurdy and Noah Munck will return or not. As of now, they are not attached to make appearances, but one of the producers is hoping they will join and has said they’ve reached out to them.

The original iCarly episodes will also soon be hitting Netflix. Find out more here!

We also have some more insight to the new show, thanks to a series of tweets from producer Jay Kogen. Click inside to see what he said! More Here »