The Real Reason Zendaya Hasn't Given Up Her Disney Channel Show

Earlier this month, Zendaya took home the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star, for her role in K.C. Undercover on the Disney Channel. If you're wondering what the rising actress and singer is still doing on children's programming, you're not the only one. But it turns out that she has a pretty good — even inspiring — reason for sticking around.

Ellen DeGeneres recently asked her about the decision to continue on in her Disney role. Zendaya replied that she feels a responsibility to her fans that keeps her tied to the series. "A lot of people ask me, 'Why are you still on Disney Channel, why do you still do that,'" she said. "To me, I still have a responsibility as this young person I am."

"I have little kids who look up to me," she went on. "I think of that as a responsibility." She definitely seems up to the task. Check out her interview with Ellen, below.

EllenTube.

More from TV

Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Episode 3 of American Horror Story: Roanoke. Lady Gaga's big reveal was as Gaga-esque as it could ...
James Corden is no stranger to performing other people's material. The British late-night host has made a franchise out of Carpool Karaoke, but we have yet...
Ellen DeGeneres has hosted her talk show diligently and enthusiastically for over ten years. She rarely takes a sick day, but when she does, she brings in ...
The 2016 Emmy Awards were off to a great start when a surprising announcement came over the loudspeaker. A voiceover announced the next presenter: none ...
The name of tonight's episode is "Twenty-Two," in reference to the 22 veterans who die by suicide on average in a day, according to a report by the ...
Allison Williams announced Wednesday that she was done filming Girls, Pop Sugar reports. And according to Lena Dunham's Instagram, Thursday is the last day...
Ten years ago, Ugly Betty — the American version of the Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty, La Fea — premiered on ABC. Almost everything about Ugly Betty ...
Kimmy Schmidt lives in her own world. It's a cross between middle school, the year 1999, and present-day New York. Mix in the fact that she was held ...
After so many unexpected plot twists and false revelations, we have trouble trusting Pretty Little Liars to leave us with any answers. But since the final ...
The Bachelor isn't returning until 2017, but we're already getting sneak peeks at the new season starring unlucky-in-love Nick Viall. (This will mark Viall...
Only Saturday Night Live could make us want to relive that first (painful) presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It's only been a ...
Prepare yourself: Lifetime's Britney biopic is approaching. Today, BuzzFeed revealed the cast of the film — and we're looking at a magnificent bunch. As ...
Cookie on Empire has a pretty spectacular track record when it comes to getting what she wants; unfortunately, she hasn't been as lucky in love. So, when...
The crazy plot twist in the pilot episode of NBC's new series This Is Us had many viewers wondering how the show could possibly top itself. But series ...