She came baring flowers to Keshia who also tried out for the part of Aaliyah. Zendaya looked so nervous and excited at the same time on 106 & Park when she stopped by to talk about her new project that she had a little trouble breaking the news.

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She told the hosts:

I’m really excited because this is something that I worked really hard on and I auditioned for, and I was really, really psyched to hear the news. They’re doing an Aaliyah movie from Lifetime and basically I will be Aaliyah…I’m getting nervous saying it. I love her so much and the fact that anybody — I don’t know if anybody’s seen my videos or anything but she’s influenced so much of what I’ve done so far that just being able to be her…I watch all her interviews and all her music videos.[…]

[The film] is based off a book that was written about her called ‘More Than a Woman,’ so I’m really excited because I think that it’s going to be really awesome. It’s just about honoring her life and all the amazing things she did in only a short span of time. She took over the world and she unfortunately didn’t have enough time on this earth to do so. Like I said, I’m so excited and I think it’s going to be amazing.

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On when she starts filming

Very soon. We haven’t started filming yet. I’m getting like, wig fittings and stuff like that because I want to make sure it’s transformed completely and people are able to see her.

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