Zendaya Is Moving on From Disney; Actress Breaks Her Silence in New Interview

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Zendaya’s career trajectory has taken a notable turn as she transitions away from her Disney roots. The multifaceted actress recently shared her thoughts in an exclusive interview, marking a significant milestone in her professional journey.

Moving beyond her Disney days, Zendaya is embarking on a new chapter filled with promise and possibilities. In this candid conversation, she delves into her evolving career, shedding light on her aspirations and the exciting projects that lie ahead.

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From Disney to the Emmys…

As an actress who gained prominence through her role in Disney’s Shake it Up and K.C. Undercover, Zendaya’s decision to step away from this familiar territory demonstrates her artistic growth and determination to explore diverse roles. This strategic move signals her intent to challenge herself and showcase the depth of her talent beyond the confines of a single platform.

In the past, Zendaya has tended to stray away from conversations about her day on the Disney Channel. By breaking her silence in this new interview, Zendaya provides fans and critics alike with a glimpse into her thought process and the considerations that underpin her professional choices.

Zendaya’s ability to captivate audiences has stretched far beyond her Disney persona, as evidenced by her critically acclaimed performances in projects such as the drama series Euphoria, which she reached Emmy-acclaim for, and the critically acclaimed film Malcolm & Marie.

Through her dedication to her craft and willingness to push boundaries, she has solidified her status as a versatile and respected actress in the industry. As a young actress, Zendaya has been able to work with huge stars like Timothée Chalamet, Zac Efron, Tom Holland, Florence Pugh, and Austin Butler on recent films like Dune, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and The Greatest Showman. 

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As she navigates this pivotal moment in her career, Zendaya’s fans eagerly await the next chapter in her artistic journey, eager to witness the range of roles she will undertake and the narratives she will help bring to life on screen.

Right now, Zendaya is preparing for yet another blockbuster role in Challengers. During a promotional interview from the film, Zendaya discussed her career thus far and how she is finally leaving teenage roles behind her.

Zendaya Gets Candid

In the interview clip, Zendaya discusses how she has progressed from Disney Channel to Challengers by selecting films that pushed her out of her comfort zone. She said,

“Yeah, just the right things happen at the right time and it wasn’t about rushing or trying prove anything to anyone. Rather just take my time and prove it to myself, really. With each project they’re like “no you can do this, you can do this, right.” And it’s been a been a beautiful journey I think with each thing.”

She also mentioned that it has been fun seeing her fans from Shake it Up age alongside her during her career. She said,

“For example, even ‘Euphoria,’ while that was a departure, I was still playing a teenager. So just take your time. And people have been able to grow along with me.

We were at the LA Premier a few days ago and there was a girl there who I’m assuming is probably an adult know, but she was showing me a picture of her when she was younger, like probably nine or ten years old with a ‘Shake it Up’ t-shirt.

And she was like, “I grew up with you,” you know, and that stuff means the world to me. And now she’s at this premiere and she’s like legally allowed to watch an R-rated movie, you know?”

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In the midst of this transition, Zendaya remains grounded and focused on honing her skills, continuously seeking out opportunities that challenge and inspire her. With a burgeoning filmography that spans genres and narratives, she is poised to make indelible marks in the realms of television and film. Zendaya’s fearless approach to her craft and her willingness to evolve as an artist serve as testaments to her dedication and passion for storytelling.

Zendaya’s decision to move on from her Disney origins represents a bold step towards self-discovery and artistic exploration. As she looks ahead to a future filled with promise and potential, fans can expect to witness her continued evolution as an actress who defies categorization and embraces the complexities of the human experience through her work on screen.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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