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Disney Star Zendaya Cast as Aaliyah in Biopic, Responds to Critics

Disney Star Zendaya Cast as Aaliyah in Biopic, Responds to Critics

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Zendaya Coleman has been on the rise since her debut on popular Disney channel show Shake It Up! which ended in 2013. She’s since taken home the title of runner up on reality dance show Dancing with the Stars, and now she’s been cast as the late singer Aaliyah in the Lifetime Original TV Movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.

Reception to the news of her casting has been pretty polarizing. Many are unsure of her ability to carry the role, as she’s fairly young and has more experience in comedic roles, while others feel she could pull it off due to her impressive singing and dancing abilities.

Continue scrolling to read how the 17-year-old star responded to fans and critics on Twitter:

Aaliyah: Princess of R&B filming begins this summer and the film will premiere this fall.

What are your thoughts on Zandaya playing Aaliyah in a Lifetime biopic?

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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