Maddie Ziegler Gushes Over Working With Sia
As it pertains to Maddie Ziegler, Sia is basically a bodyguard.
In an interview on that the Zach Sang Show, the Grammy-nominated actress reflected on her connection with Maddie Ziegler, the Dance Mothers reality star who gathered higher solo celebrity in 11 years old after starring in Sia’s”Chandelier” music video in 2014.
On the years–and many music videos collectively –the songstress has come to be a mentor, friend and protective parental figure to the now-teenage multi-hyphenate.
“As soon as I met Maddie, I felt extreme desire to protect her and I think that it had been a part of my healing,” Sia said during the interview. “I felt only intense compulsion to safeguard her and yet the irony is I didn’t want to be famous and I threw this kid to the spotlight and she’d say to me,’Don’t be foolish –I was already famous and I wanted to be famous.'”
Sia continued,”And I say,’And you are aware that it can stop at any time ? I can make it stop, if you’d like it to stop. You may just go back to being a regular person again.'”
But”She said,’No, I simply love doing. I like dancing and I love acting so much,’ so I thought how’s a fantastic way I could keep her safe is only keep making jobs for her and therefore the majority of the time we’re working together.” Ziegler is set to star in Sia’s upcoming film, Music.
“When he encouraged her, I told (Decision ) Melissa, I only said,’Please don’t, don’t do that, do not do that, do not do that.'” E! News has reached out for remark to the rep of Ziegler. Weinstein, who has faced numerous allegations of sexual misconduct from a number of accusers, is now serving a 23-year prison sentence after being found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual act in the first degree.
“I understand that there has been times where my comprehension has really made a difference, like has kept her safe,” Sia said.
Describing herself”like a bodyguard” if Ziegler is around, Sia stated”I simply try and help guide.”
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The performer also noted she feels”terrible shame” about”throwing” Ziegler to the spotlight.
“I wasn’t aware at the moment. I had no idea’Chandelier’ went to be massive. I just had no idea then she’d dismiss and be this famous small teenager,” she clarified.
“But I’ve taken responsibility to get it in as much as that I supply her security. . .That’s the most I could do really and I’m always here for if she wants to shout or has a bad day or has concerns about life–that is what I am here for.”
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