Camila Mendes’ Favorite Zack and Cody Character isn’t Cole Sprouse
When it comes to The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, you’re either Team Zack or Team Cody. Although she works with Cole Sprouse, Riverdale’s Camila Mendes is in the opposite team.
Before starring in the same show, Riverdale’s Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse went to college together
Although her parents belong to Brazil, she grew up in Florida. However, Riverdale’s Camila Mendes graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2016. Her co-star, Cole Sprouse also graduated from the same university. The same year, Mendes was cast in the TV show, Riverdale, as Veronica Lodge. Based on Archie Comics, Riverdale revolves around high school students including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica. Her character, who is a wealthy socialite from New York and becomes friends with Betty, Archie and Jughead.
Although she gained popularity from Riverdale, Mendes has faced racial prejudice in Hollywood
When it comes to talking about her difficulty with finding work, Riverdale’s Camila Mendes has been very open. Although she identifies as Latin American and speaks Portuguese fluently, Mendes has been told that she does not look Latin enough. In an interview, she said:
“I really appreciate how these two cultures created who I am. I am a Brazilian of blood, with all the extended family of Brazilians, but I was born and raised in the United States. When I go to Brazil, I feel like an American, and in the United States, I always realize the traits that make me Brazilian.”
While she works with Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes is not Team Cody
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Dylan Sprouse celebrated the 15th anniversary of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He shared how the show saved him and his brother. He said:
A lot had happened in our lives that was difficult then and this show, in a way, saved us. 1000 years of gratitude to all involved.
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Yesterday marked the 15 year anniversary of when Suite Life first premiered on TV. It was so long ago that the cold open of the pilot episode was Cole searching for non existent armpit hair on me. We were both around 11 years old when we started filming. A lot had happened in our lives that was difficult then and this show, in a way, saved us. 1000 years of gratitude to all involved. I love you all and I’m glad this show can still give families the nostalgia they once had when watching it. I’ll keep those memories forever.
While many celebrities and fans commented, Camila Mendes also left a comment which read: #teamzack. Zack was played by Dylan Sprouse. Despite working with Dylan’s brother, Cole, it seems that Mendes was more inclined towards Dylan.
After this comment, the Sprouse brothers might have had a tiff.