Zendaya On Aaliyah Biopic: 'It Just Wasn't A Good Choice For Me'


It was announced on Sunday that Disney star and recording artist Zendaya Coleman had dropped out of Lifetime's controversial TV biopic about the late R&B singer Aaliyah, and ET was on the red carpet at the 2014 BET Awards to talk to the actress/singer about her departure decision.

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The 17-year-old - who walked the red carpet in a blue and black jacket and high-waisted mini-skirt – stopped to talk to ET special correspondent Tony Rock about her decision to leave Lifetime's TV movie.

"After actually starting the project, I feel like there were certain things that were missing," Zendaya said. "And things that weren't 100 percent taken care of. And I feel like, if I'm going to portray one of my idols, and someone I feel so important and strongly about, it has to be done right, and it has to be done 120 percent. So I just felt like it wasn't there, so it just wasn't a good choice for me."

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Lifetime made the announcement of Zendaya's departure on Twitter on Sunday, and also said that the movie had stopped production and was on hold. It's unclear when – or if - production will begin again.

As for Zendaya, dropping out of the Aaliyah biopic won't be terribly detrimental. Her new Disney show, K.C. Confidential, in which Zendaya stars as a teenage undercover super spy/high school student, is going into production soon. Zendaya will also be co-producing the show.

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