Bella Thorne and Zendaya worked together in Disney’s Shake It Up and the two co-stars have been friends for a long time. But this was all not true at the starting of their meetup. Bella admitted in an exclusive interview with Us Weekly that they were made to compete with each other on the sets of Shake It Up.
Bella Thorne and Zendaya took two seasons to become close
“We had to deal with that so much on Shake It Up,” the actress confessed. “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 appeared in Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013 as CeCe and Rocky. The star admitted that a “beautiful talk in the middle of a sound stage” on an episode of Disney’s Good Luck Charlie changed their equation entirely.
“We were really able to put our cards out on the table and understanding each other,” she added, noting that they were able to be “so young and so mature at such a young age.”
“We wanted to love each other, but yet we were constantly being put against each other,” she told J-14 in 2017. “It was, ‘Who’s better at this?’ and ‘Who’s better at that?'”
Bella Thorne and Zendaya although now have a very strong friendship and the former even talked about her during the interviews.
“Zendaya’s amazing. I f——- love her. 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’s new single “Shake It”
Bella Thorne has currently released her new single on Friday, February 19. She also revealed how she wrote, “Shake It” about “a special lady” that has inspired her.
“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 told 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.”