Zendaya to play Aaliyah
So, as we all know now, Disney darling Zendaya Coleman will be portraying Aaliyah in a new Lifetime movie about her tragically short life. I, personally, couldn’t ask for a better young actress to portray the legendary music star. Though, on the internet, not everybody feels the same way.
Many people are questioning whether Zendaya has the acting ability, vocal talent and maturity for the role. I lieveshe does. Some have gone as far to say she is too fair for the role!
Ultimately, I don’t believe skin tone should play such a big deal.
Sure, she has starred in Disney Channel shows and movies, but so did a ton of other really great actors and actresses. Should I name a few? Justin Timberlake, and America Ferrera. Judging her for having her break on Disney is probably one of the silliest things a couch critic could do.
Zendaya is Hollywood’s current fashion ‘it’ girl and talent to watch. Her being bi-racial or not should not be factored into whether she should have landed the role. In case you missed it, Z looked great dressed up as Aaliyah at a recent Halloween bash.
With all the drama swept aside, I think Zendaya is going to be uh-mazing! Word on the street is that she will be recording four songs for the movie! I cannot wait! I’m pretty certain Z is going to be on a similar route of success as Jennifer Lopez was when she bagged the role of Selena and Jennifer Hudson as Whitney Houston.