Bella Thorne Recalls Being Pitted Against Former Costar Zendaya


Bella Thorne and Zendaya solid an enduring friendship after starring on Shake It Up collectively, however the journey to get that time wasn’t simple as they had been typically pitted towards one another.

“We had to deal with that so much on Shake It Up,” the Famous in Love alum, 23, advised Us Weekly solely on Wednesday, February 17, whereas selling her new single. “It’s like we said [in] a couple interviews when we were younger, how we explained how in the first season we weren’t friends and it took us those other two seasons of becoming so close. [It was hard] not having someone pitted against you [before] and then all of a sudden, now everyone is pitting you against each other. That fed into our heads. It made us not [be] friends in that first season.”

Bella Thorne and Zendaya Coleman on the premiere of ‘You Again’ in Los Angeles on September 22, 2010. Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock

The “SFB” singer revealed that what modified all of it was the duo having a “beautiful talk in the middle of a sound stage” as they filmed an episode of Good Luck Charlie, one other former Disney Channel sequence. “We were really able to put our cards out on the table and understanding each other,” she added, noting that they had been capable of be “so young and so mature at such a young age.”

Thorne and Zendaya, 24, starred on Shake It Up as CeCe and Rocky, respectively, from 2010 to 2013. In the previous, the Chick Fight star detailed how they had been made to compete with each other.

“We wanted to love each other, but yet we were constantly being put against each other,” she advised J-14 in 2017. “It was, ‘Who’s better at this?’ and ‘Who’s better at that?’”

Thorne, nevertheless, advised Us on Wednesday that she has nothing however love for the Euphoria star. “Zendaya’s amazing. I f—king love her,” she shared. “She’s always been amazing and she’s always going to be amazing. I’m just happy that people see that. She’s getting the recognition she deserves. That just makes me so happy. I feel like when people put us against each other, it’s just like, … ‘Why are you doing this? Is it just because we’re women?’”

Bella Thorne Reflects on Being Pitted Against Shake It Up Costar Zendaya and Said They We Were Not Friends at First
Bella Thorne and Zendaya Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; Gregory Pace/Shutterstock

The former youngster star added that it’s finest to “block it out and just don’t even listen to the noise.”

Zendaya, for her half, revealed to Seventeen in 2016 that she nonetheless has a friendship with Thorne. “We’ll post things to each other on social media, but we know everybody’s looking at that. So, if she wants to talk, she’ll call me or text me,” the Malcolm & Marie actress mentioned on the time.

While Zendaya scored an Emmy for her function on the HBO sequence, Thorne is presently specializing in releasing her new single, “Shake It,” on Friday, February 19. The entrepreneur revealed that she wrote the observe about “a special lady,” noting that this impressed the observe’s accompanying music video.

“I feel like when you listen to the song, you just relax a little. It puts a smile on your face,” the Babysitter: Killer Queen star advised Us. “You start to feel a little fabulous, a little batty. You’re like, ‘Wait a minute, hold on. I’m feeling this,’ you know? I feel like we just need it right now. I need it right now.”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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