Singer/actress Teyana Taylor is another person who wanted play Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic. The role eventually went to teen Disney star Zendaya Coleman, but that didn’t stop the “My Super Sweet Sixteen” alum from sending her audition tape in to the casting directors and producers of the film.
Taylor’s friend Tyrone posted portions of her Aaliyah audition on Instagram. He captioned the first clip with, “I know teyana is gona be mad at me for posting her audition clips but i honestly feel no one deserves this role more then her . She embraces Aaliyah dancing , acting and singing. (Which I’ll be posting all 3parts) but unfortunately @teyanataylor heard that Aaliyah’s family isn’t involved & she no longer wanted to be apart of the film. Here’s part 1 The dancing .”
Check out the videos of Teyana Taylor’s audition below. She performs the choreography from Aaliyah’s hit video “Try Again.” Then, Taylor hits us with a brief bit of acting before she triads her hand at Aaliyah’s cover of The Isley Brothers classic “At Your Best.”
“Try Again” Choreography
Singing “At Your Best”
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