Zendaya Commands the Stage in 'Neverland' Music Video – with Some Help From Bryan Cranston and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
"Neverland" was choreographed by Ian Eastwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who appears in the video
The 19-year-old sings and dances around an abandoned theatre in the video for the song from the Finding Neverland the Album, a collection of tracks from the stage production re-imagined by pop stars and rock icons.
In the clip, Zendaya is trying to get into a locked theatre to rehearse when a mysterious man (Bryan Cranston) shows up. Somewhat by magic, the door opens and the star takes the completely abandoned stage.
As she begins to sing, suddenly the stage comes alive with a group of dancers and Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who leads Zendaya in a beautiful routine.
The video, which was choreographed by Chmerkovskiy and Ian Eastwood, and directed by Brad Furman, ends back with Cranston’s mysterious character.
As Zendaya concludes her performance, Cranston looks on from the audience.
“Mind if I give you a piece of advice? They say that in order to succeed in this business, you need a hook,” Cranston advises, before mysteriously disappearing.
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Zendaya said that working on the song and video allowed her to “tell the story of Neverland through my own lens.”
She added, “It was an honor to act alongside Bryan Cranston, and so great to reunite with Maks and Ian, who both helped bring a cool and edgier vibe to the video through their choreography. I hope my fans are as inspired by ‘Neverland’ as I was inspired by Finding Neverland on Broadway.”