Zendaya has the power of the Mouse behind her while she competes on “Dancing with the Stars”!
AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman caught up with many of Zendaya’s co-stars at the first ever Radio Disney Music Awards, where they cheered on the “DWTS” breakout star.
“She’s been dancing since she was little, so I knew that she had it in the bag,” Bella Thorne, who co-stars with Zendaya on “Shake It Up,” said.
Does Bella think Zendaya will dance her way to the mirrorball trophy?
“Of course! She’s got this!” she added.
Caroline Sunshine, who also stars on “Shake It Up,” has high hopes for her co-star.
“She’s doing amazing every week, so I really hope we have the mirrorball trophy on the set of ‘Shake It Up’ soon,” she told Laura.
And “DWTS” alum and fellow “Shake It Up” star Roshon Fegan warned that she better take home the crown!
“If she doesn’t, oh, I don’t know what I’m gonna do! But it’s not gonna be very happy!” Roshon, who came in sixth place during Season 14, joked on the red carpet. “She’s so amazing.”
Adding, “It’s about time a Disney star takes home the mirrorball.”
Zendaya and partner Val Chmerkovskiy are ruling the leader board this season on Dancing With The Stars and JJJ can’t stop watching them.
Val, 26, caught up with Wetpaint about being paired with the 16-year-old actress, and youngest contestant ever on the show.
“She has a great attitude, and she wants to put in the work. At first, I was hesitant with this partnership because I’m a very passionate dancer. For me, ballroom dance is about a man and a woman and all of the chemistry between those two. So being partnered with a 16-year-old teen sensation was difficult in the beginning,” he confessed. He added, “It’s been a challenge, but I think it’s been great. I love working with Zendaya and dancing with her. The friendship that we’re building is great.”
Val dished about the upcoming hip-hop week, “Oh, yeah, we’re going to kill it. The point is, the more talent you give me, the more work I’m going to put in. So it’s really motivating for me to have someone who can do the choreography, but I want the fans to know she’s not picking this up in 20 minutes. She puts in four or five hours a work every day. We’re not taking any short cuts. None of this is easy for her.”