Zendaya says she wants to share the story of Aaliyah's life with young people

June 18, 2014 2:34 PM

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Zendaya, who starred in the Disney TV series 'Shake It Up,' was recently cast as Aaliyah in the Lifetime movie about the singer's life. 'I can't please everybody,' she said of the role. 'What I can do is work really hard and... just continue to show her legacy.'

For anyone concerned about who would play Aaliyah in a film about her life, the girl who earned the role – 17-year-old Zendaya – says it mattered to her, too.

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