Big thanks to Disney for sending me on the trip of a lifetime to the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 premiere & these exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of Descendants 2
She always wanted to perform and she hopes she gets to do this for the rest of her life.
I don’t remember a time where I didn’t just love performing. I was a little girl dressed as Belle or some Disney princess twirling around in my house singing, dancing and acting. I fell in love with performing. I’m so lucky that I get to do it all every day of my life and that I have roles like Evie, which give me the opportunity to sing, to dance and to act. I hope to do what I do for the rest of my life.
Evie and Doug are still together in Descendants 2 and they have both a business and personal relationship.
Evie & Doug are business partners. Doug, who’s really good with numbers is helping her organize the business side and the financials of it all. At the same time, they’re together and Evie’s so happy because Doug loves her just the way she is. She loves him for who he is and it’s a really beautiful, sweet relationship and he just adores her. He sees her and it’s the sweetest thing.
She goes to children’s hospitals as often as she can dressed up like Evie and it is extremely impactful for her.
I like to go to the Children’s Hospital as much as I can. My sister and I went to the hospital for Halloween and I was dressed as Evie. I met a young girl was suffering from sickle cell anemia and she spoke to me about Evie in ways that I never even knew and in dimensions that I had never even considered. Hearing what Evie taught her and how she felt connected to Evie was the most incredible experience and I think this is why we’re so lucky to do what we do. Yes, I get to dress up every day and sing and dance, but to be able to tell stories and have them impact young girls like that, that’s why I feel so lucky to do what I do.
She still watches the Disney Channel, her love for it never waned as she grew older. (I think some of us parents can relate)
I was 20 years old and still watching Disney Channel.
Being a good role model for young women is extremely important to her.
I grew up with really incredible, strong women as my mother and grandmother, so strong female women were always an inspiration to me. I thought, “If I’m ever lucky enough to be able to do what I love, I want to be that inspiration for other little girls in everything that I do, everything that I say, every role that I take on and every song that I release. It’s very close to my heart to make sure everything I do has an empowering message for the 16 year-old daughter out there who I know is looking at me and who my actions could impact in some way. I just want them to know Evie’s message, which is that as girls, we can do anything and be anything and no one should stop us. I want them to know that the most important thing in the world is to be beautiful, but that beauty comes from our hearts.
She digs classic fashion with an edge and was allowed to be involved in Evie’s wardrobe choices in the film.
I love fashion and I always really want it to be a big part of my career. I love that Evie loves fashion and that she is the film’s fashion designer. I have so much fun with Kenny working on how to create Evie’s wardrobe. In “Descendants 2,” he really wanted to see a lot of me in Evie’s wardrobe because I tend to gravitate towards things that are very feminine and classic, but with an edge. He wanted to see that in Evie and I love that so much.
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