Jun 30, 2014 11:20 AM
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It could have been her big break!
Rising star Zendaya has dropped out of starring in Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic, her rep confirmed to Us Weekly.
"Aaliyah has always been a source of inspiration to Zendaya," her official account tweeted. "She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right," she tweeted on Sunday.
The network also weighed in on her announcement.
"We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currently on hold," they said in a statement.
After it was announced that the Disney star would portray the late R&B diva, critics slammed the casting choice due to the actress' light skin and lack of acting experience.
Maybe she got cold feet?