“We were able to relive old times,”. “It’s like we’re 12-year-olds again talking on set in this weird language only we can understand. And we got to explore a different dynamic onscreen that I think is something real, real different.”
Hey guys i have added some amazing photoshoot images of Zendaya in W Magazine, V Magazine, and some great IHeartRadio Portraits! Along with those i have added Fashion Show and Candid images of Zendaya while in Paris for Paris Fashion Week! Make sure to check out all the latest additions over in the gallery!
I have added HD Captures of the latest K.C. Undercover episode K.C. & Brett: The Final Chapter Part 1. Make sure to check them out over in the gallery along with new photoshoot images from Kode Magazine, Covergirl, and Girls Life Magazine.
Also below is a super awesome Behind The Scenes look at the upcoming music video of Finding Neverland Zendaya recorded for the Broadway Musical Album. Make sure to check that out below, i can’t wait to see the full video!
Yet another photoshoot of Zendaya! I’ve added gorgeous photoshoot pictures of Zendaya in high quality for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. You can also read her interview below.
How do you think fashion impacts your public persona and how people see you?
I like to think of myself as a strong influence for young people, and I think a big thing about being young is finding out who you are, experimenting, not being afraid to try things, and not being afraid to really embrace who you are and what makes you happy. And I think fashion is a big part of that. You don’t have to care about what people think or let people determine your happiness. Do whatever the heck you want.
Describe your style in three words…
I would say, my style is pretty fearless, definitely unique but still classic.
Do you have any style icons?
Honestly, just people who like to do their own thing. For example, Eryka Badu. People who don’t really follow the rules that are set in fashion and wear whatever the heck they want because that’s their style or that’s what they create for themselves. It’s a very admirable quality.
Zendaya is a a part of Paper Magazine’s “Beautiful People” issue. I’ve added a gorgeous photoshoot picture to the gallery. You can also read her interview about her career, music, etc, below.
Congrats on the new K.C. Undercover. It’s a huge opportunity for you — you’re starring in the show, obviously, and it’s been quite the year. Tell me a little bit about it.
Well it’s cool for me because not only do I get to act in it and be in front of the camera; I get to be behind the camera and produce, which is kind of a new hat I’m putting on. I’ve always wanted to do it, and I’ve always kind of paid attention to behind the scenes, but now I have a whole new respect for what goes into creating a production.
Pretty much any kind of decision that is being made, they usually talk to me about it first – whether it be script changes, costumes, sets, design, whatever. I like to be involved as much as possible.
Are you also in the midst of working on your new album, or have you kind of had to put that on pause while you’re shooting the show?
No, I’m working on it. I usually work on it on the weekends.
Can you share anything about that?
Well there’s no title yet, but honestly I’m just trying to make good music that I enjoy and that I think that is a step up from the last time.
Zendaya is in the issue for the April/May edition of Justine Magazine! I’ve added the magazine cover which you can view the full size by clicking the preview image below. Hopefully photoshoot pictures will pop up soon, I will make sure to add them when they do.
Zendaya is on the cover of the February issue of Teen Vogue Magazine! I’ve added some photoshoot pictures to the gallery as well as the magazine cover. You can read some of the interview below, and to read the rest make sure to buy the magazine when it hits stands in February. I love the military-themed photoshoot, Zendaya looks gorgeous.
Even if you have no idea who Zendaya Coleman is—and it seems a pretty safe bet that most of the adult tourist crowd at Sarabeth’s (the bustling Central Park South restaurant that serves as the setting for the 18-year-old Disney star’s Teen Vogue interview) do not—you’d probably suspect, just by looking at her, that she’s someone. In sneakers she stands an imposing five feet ten, and at lunchtime her face is expertly made up; both her pink-painted nails and her jet-black lashes are improbably long. And if her attire—which includes a pair of slim-fitting gray sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt bearing a picture of rapper Tupac Shakur, and orange Nikes, which she kicks off almost as soon as she’s seated—sends a slightly different message, it’s one that serves only to underscore the larger implication: This is a girl who doesn’t need to worry about fitting in. (The gigantic bodyguard who’d waited with her by the host station is a somewhat more obvious tip-off.)
Among those in the know, Zendaya’s willingness to stand out is a much-admired quality. But that hasn’t always been the case: Back when she was 13 and first started trying out for professional acting gigs in Los Angeles, she says, “there was this kind of energy, particularly among the other girls, of, like, ‘Oooh, I’m going to get you.’ A lot of the kids who were auditioning had been doing it since they were, like, 2. They were these purebred Hollywood children, and I was this random chick from Oakland just doing my thing,” she explains. “They’re always onstage, and I was just so not into it. Like, you’re 12. Chill out. It’s not the end of the world. I’d literally sit there before auditions with my headphones on, listening to Michael Jackson.” Needless to say, it didn’t exactly help when she promptly nabbed a starring role in the Disney Channel series Shake It Up. “I think a lot of them hated me,” she admits.
Fortunately Zendaya seems to have had no trouble taking the haters in stride, especially given that she’s been busy pursuing her dreams at full throttle. It all began, Zendaya says, when she was a kid, accompanying her schoolteacher mom to her second job as a house manager at the California Shakespeare Theater. “My passion was always in the arts,” she says. “I was that weird 8-year-old who was into Shakespeare.” On show nights Zendaya sold enough raffle tickets to earn a free trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—which, she notes, she never actually took. And when the curtain went up, she recalls, “I had a routine. Everyone knew me, so I’d go over to the food stand and they’d give me a chocolate-chip cookie, a Snapple, and a veggie burrito, and then I’d sit in the back and watch all the plays over and over and over again.”
Her favorites included Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but she made her own stage debut in a more humble production: a children’s theater presentation of James and the Giant Peach. “I played the Silkworm, which means I didn’t have any lines—I might have said, ‘James, look!’ or something like that. But I was up there the whole time, reacting to things.” Zendaya was, she reports, an introvert (“When I was younger, my parents had to go to a seminar about shy kids”), and acting gave her a chance to break out of her shell. But it was still difficult to live apart from her mother, who remained in Oakland while Zendaya was shooting the first season of Shake It Up in L.A.—especially at the arrival of, as she puts it, “woman time,” which forced her to dispatch her clueless father to a drugstore in search of supplies.
Now, more than a year after the end of her first series, Zendaya is poised to conquer a larger audience. But she’s not quite following the path forged by fellow former child stars Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez; for one, she’s not ditching Disney at all. Instead she’s working with the network on her new show, K.C. Undercover, for which she serves, crucially, as coproducer. “It was going to be called Super Awesome Katy,” she explains, “but I changed it. I don’t look like a Katy, and I wanted something a little more mature. It wasn’t really right for the demographic that I’m trying to reach now.” Which is&? “Well, the majority of my fan base are young girls, and I don’t want to leave that world forever. But I also want to reach the preteens, the teenagers. A lot of college students watch the Disney Channel in their dorms, actually.”