Zendaya commenced her career with Disney Tv shows. Before bagging big-ticket movies like The Spider-Man: No Way Home, she had grabbed fame with popular characters in series like Shake It Up.
Zendaya played the role of Rocky Blue in this series that aired from 2010 to 2013. The sitcom was quite popular and her amusing character helped her get initial fame.
Zendaya’s character in Shake It Up
Her character Rocky Blue in Shake It Up was quite an overachiever and loud girl. She didn’t hesitate to share her views and was bold enough to blow everyone’s minds. Rocky was always accompanied by her bestie CeCe (played by Bella Thorne). Both the girls would end up in trouble especially due to CeCe’s rule-breaking nature.
She says that the character did have some similar traits to her real personality. But overall Rocky Blue was one such character that was quite obnoxious
Rocky loved dancing and having fun just like how I do. But at other times she would be quite loud and amusing
She grabbed another Disney series titled K.C. Undercover all thanks to the fame she earned from her previous stint. She often reflects on her past character as she looks back on her younger self. Calling her role obnoxious she laughed over her character’s amusing traits
When I was younger, I genuinely felt that I had to make a persona that matched Rocky, This is the most annoying shit I’ve ever seen in my entire life
The Euphoreia star was apprehensive about doing kiss scenes. She said that it would have been tough to kiss on screen in front of everyone.
I remember being there and being like, ‘I’m not gonna do this. I’m going to kiss him on the cheek because I haven’t been kissed yet so I don’t want the kiss to be on camera.
Today she is an accomplished actress who has managed to show her acting prowess in multiple movies. She says that today she is in a position to refuse or modify the roles she gets. She isn’t the one who’ll say yes to anything.
A lot of people don’t realize their power,” she explains. “I have so many friends who say yes to everything or feel like they can’t stand up for themselves in a situation. No: You have the power.
Watch this old video of Zendaya talking about her character in Shake It Up