'Work It' Preview: YouTube personality Liza Koshy brings her dancing talent to the small screen
With the star having over 40 million followers across all her social media platforms, we wonder if people ever forget that Koshy is an actual dancer
Elizabeth Shaila Koshy popularly known as Liza Koshy is a recognized face on almost all social media platforms. The young woman, just 24 years of age has achieved a series of accomplishments - she is an actress, television host, comedian, Vine star and a positive and uplifting YouTube personality. Now, she's all set to have one of the lead roles in the upcoming Alicia Keys-produced dance comedy titled 'Work It', where she's bringing her dance moves to the small screen. Many, including her fans, know that Koshy is indeed an excellent dancer, so it's a treat to see her involved in a project that brings the early 90's and 2000's dances to 2020 - in case you were wondering, we're talking about 'Footloose' and the 'Step Up' franchise.
With the star having over 40 million followers across all her social media platforms, we wonder if people ever forget that Koshy is an actual dancer. She has showcased the ability to host to perfection, puts out comedy that has lightened the hearts of many whether on Vine or YouTube and has been a role model for many Indian youths around the world. Her Instagram bio reads, "Little brown girl with big dreams." She has been vocal about how much she loves to dance, through her social media presence, through comedy and simply the love of effortless rhythm. While the 'Work It' trailer showcases Koshy from a comedic point of view, it's interesting to note that the 2013 Vine star indeed has a dancing background. We might not know how much of her skills are brought into the movie, but we can hope it's a good amount considering she is one of the main roles, starring as a close friend to Sabrina Carpenter's character.
In the popular YouTube series titled 'Draw Their Life,' many personalities from the platform took to drawing out their story. One of Koshy's many talents was brought up, "While Liza was in high school, she was captain of her dance team. She loved to dance. Also, she is an amazing dancer," the video revealed. Not to mention the epic "Houston, Texas" Beyonce hair flip is what vine comedy is all about. Besides that, there are many videos that show the comedian's love for dancing, from her goofy personality in a dance battle with Alicia to fans unearthing a 2014 video of the star dancing contemporary/ lyrical - she's obviously 'professh.' She also recently had a cameo on a 'Woke Up Late' - you can watch the teaser here.
While her dancing talent may at times be pushed back considering she is too hilarious to ignore her comedy, we're hoping that she is rightly showcased in the movie that seems to focus on the coming-of-age theme with a dance competition narrative as a crutch. We've seen this narrative before, but we highly doubt that the audiences would ever get bored of a movie featuring a dance competition. With not only a large fan base but a diverse one - in age group, ethnicity, and much more - we can almost guarantee that Koshy's fans are excited to see her dancing talent on display. Fingers crossed that she gets enough screen time!
Catch 'Work It' on August 7, 2020, on Netflix. The movie is headlined by Disney actress and musician Sabrina Carpenter with Koshy co-starring, along with Keiynan Lonsdale, Drew Ray Tanner, Michelle Buteau and Jordan Fisher.
The official synopsis reads, "When Quinn Ackerman’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school...now she just needs to learn how to dance."
Watch the trailer below.