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Zendaya Won't Be Portraying Aaliyah in the Lifetime Biopoic!

Zendaya Won't Be Portraying Aaliyah in the Lifetime Biopoic!

Zendaya has decided not to star as Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime movie about her life!

Zendaya is no longer involved in the project,” a rep for the 17-year-old actress told E! News.

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A source also revealed to E! News that there were production issues that caused Zendaya to drop out of the film.

Aaliyah has always been an inspiration to Zendaya,” the source said. “She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right.”

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  • Jane

    More like the casting backlash from the general public got to her. This isn’t the first time, the GP complains about a casting producer casting an actor that people felt wasn’t the ‘right choice’ for the role. You have to pay them no mind and just prove them wrong.

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  • Lol

    @Jane: lol true she should’ve knew she didn’t look remotely like Aaliyah before jumping into this project.

  • Cute

    Black are the biggest racists. It’s a shame that this half black young lady was attacked by posters the way she was. Racists towards our own people.

  • ShaylaShay

    @Cute: i agree

  • Guest 1

    @Cute: #5

    This has nothing to do with racism. You are the only one who comes off as a racist. That girl is NOT the right choice to play Aaliyah. I have nothing against Zendaya, but she is not the right fit for the part. Zendaya looks Latina. They should at least get someone who looks black like Aaliyah was.

    You can go straight to hell!

  • Gina

    Damn, haters wore this poor girl down. Had a feeling this would happen…

  • EndOfTime

    Aaliyah’s family don’t want the movie to be made. Maybe that’s why she dropped the role.

  • cenile

    @Guest 1: Aaliyah did not look black she had that exotic islander look like she could have been latin. I once thought she was latina when i was younger. Zendeya could have pulled the look off i don’t know about the acting, she’s too Disney material.

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  • susan 123

    I wish she should have stayed in the movie, and fooled proved everyone wrong. The girl is talented