TWIST just chatted with Shake It Up stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya Coleman! The girls were super fun and told us about their new movie Shake It Up: Made In Japan! They also revealed some exclusive deets about their upcoming tour and the third season of Shake It Up! Check out the conversation and our exclusive video below and be sure to watch the premiere of Shake It Up: Made In Japan on August 17th on the Disney Channel! Plus, check out our exclusive photo of the girls, above!
TWIST: Shake It Up: Made In Japan is coming soon! What was your absolute favorite part of filming it?
Zendaya: The dramatic scene for sure because it was something new for us to do because we're so used to comedy and we're always being super funny and upbeat all the time! It was a nice change for our show and it was nice for us to practice our drama skills and get back in the swing of things.
Bella: The one scene that I like to watch, though, is the scene where we are in the ninja restaurant because they threw that in at the end of the day and it was supposed to be shot three days later. Zendaya and I were like, 'Oh no! Oh no! We haven't studied this yet!' We had no rehearsal, so we looked at it and we tried to do it. Watching it back, I said, 'We actually had a nice take in there.'
TWIST: You guys had to do some dramatic acting for the movie. Is that something you would like to do more of or are you more comfortable doing comedy?
B: Well, for me, I love film and I love drama. That's always been my home and I think it always will be.
Z: I just like the fact that Shake It Up has always had those deep, intense moments every now and then, like the dyslexia episode or even the first episode we ever did. There is always a dramatic moment that really shows a deeper side to things. And I feel like it isn't all just fluff and comedy and there are some real stories being told underneath. So that's what I really like about the show. I would like to continue that and still have those deep moments because that's what makes it real.
TWIST: You're going to be doing a third season of the show, which is awesome! Congratulations!
B and Z: Thanks!
TWIST: Are you guys excited to do a third season?
B: Yeah! The comedy is just really great this year. I'm really excited for our fans to see it because at the end of season two, things just kept climbing and the episodes kept getting funnier and that continues for season three.
TWIST: Zendaya, we know you're also working on your Swag It Out Tour. Can you tell us a little bit about that?
Z: Well, I am going on tour with Bella. She's going to be doing some songs of hers. It's really exciting because not only do I get to tour and perform, which is something I love to do, but I get to do it with people I really care about. I get to do it with people who make me laugh and whom I have fun with, so it's great to be in a nice environment. Not only am I working, but I'm also having fun at the same time.
TWIST: Do you guys have anything else you want to say about Shake It Up: Made In Japan or any other projects?
B:Make sure you tune into Shake It Up: Made In Japan on August 17th. We're super excited! We hope you guys love it just as much as we do!
Z: Be sure to check out the 'Fashion Is My Kryptonite' video too! [Check out a teaser here!]
TWIST: Thanks so much for chatting with us, girls!
B and Z: Thanks, TWIST!
Photo: Courtesy of Danielle Pozsonyi