Did you know that Zendaya was a backup dancer for Selena Gomez in a Sears commercial along with a few other kids? Every actor or actress starts from somewhere, and for the Spider-Man: No Way Home actress, that somewhere was pretty awesome. Now, she has become famous worldwide for her spectacular performances in films like Dune, Marvel’s Spider-Man series, Malcolm and Marie, and many more.
Her latest movie, No Way Home, has become the highest-grossing movie of 2021 and has collected over $1.3 billion at the box office worldwide. Other than her, the film stars Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, and many more actors.
Back in 2013, Zendaya spoke with J-14 magazine about the time when she was Selena Gomez’s backup dancer for the Sears commercial. “That’s a funny commercial because it’s so weird to think that later on — Ross [Lynch] was in it, Leo Howard was in it — and we were backup dancers, we weren’t even the lead kids,” the Euphoria actress said. “It’s funny where things evolved from, and it’s cool to start small,” she continued.
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The advertisement was just the first step for Zendaya. Later on, much like Selena Gomez, the actress became a Disney kid. She appeared in a few projects for the studio, such as sitcoms like Shake It Up and K.C. Undercover and films like Zapped, ‘Frenemies, Super Buddies, and Pixie Hollow Games. From commercials to being a Disney kid to becoming one of the best actresses in Hollywood, Zen has seen it all.
Whilst Selena is known for her show Wizards of Waverly Place, Barney & Friends, and Princess Protection Program.
Now, after a successful 2021, Zendaya is reportedly set to appear in Dune 2, alongside Timothée Chalamet. Share your thoughts on the actress being a backup dancer for Selena Gomez in the Sears commercial!