Actress/singer Zendaya recently sat down with website StyleCaster.com to talk about everything from fashion to her hit Disney series, K. C. Undercover. Check out highlights from the interview below!
On how she describes her sense of fashion:
Style-wise, I am fearless. I used to be very afraid until [my stylist] Law [Roach] got into my life. He pushes me to try new things, I push him to try new things, and we inspire each other as we go along. Everything kind of happens very organically and yeah, I would say [I am] fearless.
on how celebrity stylist Law Roach came to be her stylist:
We met through my auntie, it was so random. He just happened to be at her house one day, and I happened to have to go to a Justin Bieber premiere. I was 13 or 14 at the time, and I didn’t know what [clothing] to pick—I didn’t have any clothes—and I had to go buy something and I didn’t know what to do. So I was stressing a little bit and then he was like, ‘Hey, want me to help you? I’m a stylist.’ And I was like ‘Yeah, can you?’ We’ve been together ever since.
On her style icons:
Style-wise, I look up to people who like to do their own thing, people who march to the beat of their own drum, who dress for themselves and just don’t care. I am inspired by those kind of people. My dad is my style icon. Madonna is my style icon. And Erykah Badu.
On her show K.C. Undercover:
I’m really excited about it because there are many elements—every week she’s on a different mission and she is going somewhere else, and she is kicking somebody else’s butt, and she is having to balance another day and [also] her friends, her family, and her life as a spy. It’s not easy at all and I think you get to explore and grow with her as the season progresses.
On her future plans:
I see a lot of fun things [in my future]. I want to continue to produce and continue to do music—I have been in the studio a lot lately. I also like being on the big screen, so being a part of that world is something that I’m very passionate about.
On what working in the studio has been like:
The music has to speak for itself—I’ve got to let the music do the talking or the singing. And because of that, I don’t mind taking the time to make something that I’m really happy about before I go out there and put it out. I work with producers so we co-write or they’ll have a song that’s already done and I’ll come in and write a second verse or change it up somehow, add harmonies, just to make it my own. Every single song [I do] definitely resonates with me in a different way. They’re all very personal.
“K.C. Undercover”airs Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on Disney!
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