Going from family-friendly content to the raw, punch-in-the-gut that is HBO’s “Euphoria” was pretty intense. Zendaya had her initial concerns about the part specifically because of the Disney image. because of her Disney background. As she puts it, she’s always felt that she could bring things to the table, be creative, and try things even if the ideas weren’t as good as they initially looked. That kind of Disney background is one of the things that helped her own the role and even get an Emmy for it.
How It All Began
Zendaya’s break as an actress happened in 2010. She was in her early teens when she got cast as Rocky Blue on the Disney show “Shake It Up” alongside Bella Thorne. Her Disney work continued with the titular role in the series “K.C. Undercover.” She went on to do parts for other projects, which appealed to more mature audiences, like “Euphoria” or “Malcolm&Marie,” but she considered her Disney stint as a part of her heritage and the progress of her career.