Case in point: The 20-year-broken-down actress recently shared a sweet legend with Vogue approximately walking into a room full of Disney Channel executives at 16 and pretty much owning the assembly.
At the time, Zendaya had just wrapped her first Disney indicate, “Shake It Up,” where she played an aspiring dancer alongside Bella Thorne. The heads of the Disney Channel now wanted her to carry out a indicate called “Super Awesome Katy.” Zendaya did not assume the name of the indicate was so awesome.
“The title is whack,” Zendaya recalled telling the execs. “That’s gonna change.”
She also nixed the character’s name, telling them, “carry out I peer like a Katy to you?”
I really don’t fill any words right now…I’m grateful, honored and a million other glowing things…I’M ON VOGUE Y’every single!!! pic.twitter.com/SPHAiG2XsB
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 15, 2017
The star then made a few more requests. Zendaya wanted to be a producer and made certain that the indicate featured a family of color. But it didn’t conclude there.
“I wanted to build certain that she wasn’t pleasant at singing or acting or dancing. That she wasn’t artistically inclined,” she told Vogue of her character. “I didn’t want them to every single of a sudden be like, ‘Oh, yeah, and then she sings this episode!’ No. She can’t dance; she can’t sing. She can’t carry out that stuff. There are other things that a girl can be.”
The indicate eventually became “K.C. Undercover” — a indicate approximately a confident teenage math whiz who becomes an international spy.
Sounds like girlfriend got precisely what she wanted.