Maddie Ziegler “Felt Like Hannah Montana” in Sia Music Videos
At 19, Maddie Ziegler is making a name for herself in the entertainment industry that is independent of anyone. The actor has been famous for years, but for a long time his name has been synonymous with others. She first became a public figure due to her tenure on the hit reality show, dance moms. However, she really became a household name after she started collaborating with Australian singer Sia in music videos.
Maddie Ziegler started collaborating with Sia at a young age
Ziegler was just 12 when her godmother, Sia, contacted her via Twitter. The “I’m in Here” singer was a fan of dance moms and found herself enchanted by Ziegler’s solo performances. Detection The consequences potential actress, she offered the dancer a chance to embody her in the clip for her debut single. The single was, of course, “Chandelier”.
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“Chandelier” turned out to be a huge hit. To date, the music video has amassed over 2.5 billion views on YouTube alone. The video would help propel Ziegler’s career to new heights. Suddenly she was performing on some of the biggest talk shows in the world and becoming more and more recognizable. The music video also helped cement her ongoing collaboration with Sia. Ziegler would go on to star in Sia’s music videos, tour with the singer, and even headline her debut film.
The ‘Dance Moms’ alum loved working on Sia’s videos
Years later, Ziegler has nothing but the fondest memories of working on Sia’s music videos. In an interview with Cosmopolitanthe West Side Story alum revealed that they helped her discover a new passion: acting. Also, the videos were extremely uplifting for her and she is very proud of the work she did in them.
“I think it was the best time of my life,” Ziegler confessed. “I felt like Hannah Montana, like I was living in two worlds. When I put the wig on, I was this completely different girl. It really helped me love acting. It’s hard for me to being proud of myself because I’m just like, ‘Oh, that could have been better.’ But Sia’s videos, I’m proud of them.
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Ziegler revealed that “Chandelier” changed his perspective
Ziegler also shared that she found a new way to see herself as a person and as a dancer thanks to “Chandelier.” Sia’s music videos helped her unlearn some of the most intense beliefs that had been ingrained in her through years of competitive dancing.
“When I was learning ‘Chandelier’, it was my first time working with a new choreographer and I was so judgmental,” Ziegler recalls. “I was taught to be pretty, to be flirtatious. No one can ever see you without a perfectly pointed foot or a straight leg. And what I’ve learned is that your flaws are also beautiful.
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