You’ve probably seen/heard that Zendaya is on the July cover of Vogue.
Well, in the cover story she talked about the time she was in a meeting with the heads of Disney. She was 16 at the time.
They wanted her to do a show called Super Awesome Katy. Her response? “The title is whack. That’s gonna change.”
She also told them she was going to be a producer for the show. And as for her character’s name, nah. “Do I look like a Katy to you?” she said.
Zendaya also insisted the show feature a family of color.
And she said the main character can’t be a good singer or dancer, but instead a martial arts-trained brainiac.
She wanted to show her character was just as smart as everyone else — and someone who lived a normal but extraordinary life.
People loved the image of a teenage Zendaya laying down the law in a room full of executives.
How could you not? Zendaya was running shit at 16!
And continues to today. 👏
You can check out the full story here!