‘K.C. Undercover’ may be on Disney Channel, but it’s still focusing on the important issues — especially this week. HollywoodLife.com spoke exclusively to Zendaya and Veronica Dunne about this week’s episode, plus watch a sneak peek!
“It lightly discusses and brings up the issue of sexism in the workplace which is something very common, especially when you’re in the field of work where it’s mostly male dominated,” Zendaya, 20, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively about this week’s special episode of K.C. Undercover. This week, K.C. goes undercover in a construction zone — and yes it’s mostly men.
“She realizes that she’s not looked at as an equal or as fair,” Zendaya said. “So she bands together with one of the female co-workers and shows the power of women! It’s a cool storyline and also shows it in a storyline that’s still understandable and doesn’t go over kids’ heads.”
We also spoke with Veronica Dunne, about Marisa and K.C.’s arc this week — Marisa wants to be a spy and K.C. doesn’t think she’s ready or necessarily, smart enough. While Marisa has admitted she’s not book smart, this is something she believes she can do. This is something Veronica actually can relate to.
“When I was at school I didn’t really challenge myself all the time. A lot of people didn’t necessarily think I was book smart because I didn’t have the best grades. It was only because I wasn’t interested in some of the things being taught. I had a lot of other amazing interests,” Veronica told us. “It’s important to know you may not necessarily relate to some classes or subjects but other things you might be really talented at. Just because people don’t think you’re smart doesn’t mean you can’t handle a situation and doesn’t mean you aren’t smart. Marisa’s really intelligent deep down.”
In the exclusive sneak peek above, we see the men in the construction zone picking on K.C. — and her inching closer to her breaking point. Naturally, she has her boss in her ear telling her not to blow it. She’s forced to apologize even though she of course, didn’t do anything and was the actual victim of being picked on, but there’s no one to back her up.
Season three of K.C. Undercover airs every Friday at 8:30PM ET on Disney Channel.