By Jenny Kim | @AlldayJennay
Zendaya 17-year old Disney teen star is stirring a lot of heat for casting as the late singer Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime television movie.
Zendaya expresses excitement for her new role in a recent tweet.
She’s been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all I wanna do is honor her
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 16, 2014
But other fans may disagree with the casting
I’m a huge Aaliyah fan. I do NOT want Zendaya Coleman playing Aaliyah in a upcoming movie.
— Black consciousness (@Blackgoddess93) June 16, 2014
Former Time magazine music editor Christopher Farley who casted Zendaya says that she’s great for the role for her accredited experience in acting, singing, and dancing. This triple threat star may take on a huge role, but its simply an honor to see that her talent is put to the test.