Dove Cameron Opens Up About Watching 'Descendants 3' Following Cameron Boyce's Death

Dove Cameron Opens Up About Watching 'Descendants 3' Following Cameron Boyce's Death

The first time Dove Cameron watched Descendants 3, she was wrecked.

The 23-year-old actress opened up about watching the final film of the franchise with her best friend, which happened after Cameron Boyce, who played Carlos in the movies, had passed away.

“I watched it [Descendants 3] for the first time with my best friend, who’s not in the film, and was ruined,” she shared with Yahoo in a new interview. “In light of recent events and in light of it being the last one, and having no premiere, and things like that, my best friend was like, ‘You know, what we’re doing today? You’re going to put on all of your Descendants merch, we’re going to get out your crown, and we’re going to cry and make brownies. And we had a marathon, and I was wrecked. I wrote for ages and mourned the loss of it so much.”

Dove revealed that after watching it in private with her BFF, she also screened it with Booboo Stewart, who plays Jay.

“We kind of looked at each other and were like, ‘Oh, that wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be,” she says. “It feels like Cameron is still here, when you watch it. It wasn’t as painful as we thought … We’ve all been around each other so much more recently than we usually are than when we’re not doing the films. I think it’s felt quite healthy, quite like, everything’s still kind of the same. It’s not. But if we can kind of feel like it is.”

Dove also had some words of advice for fans who are mourning Cameron‘s death still.

“The things that we feel closest to are the things that we feel most seen by sometimes,” she shared. “I know I was that kind of kid, I grew up definitely like, music was my best friend … And for me, music was something I felt close to, something I felt like I knew, a language that I spoke … And I think a lot of people feel that way about characters that they fall in love with.

“They’re like, this is my person, I feel represented by them. I feel like they’re very real to me. And I can understand that.

She continued, “The beautiful thing about things that are created to entertain us and make us feel seen is that they exist actually mostly in our minds, even though we’re watching something or reading something, really the relationship we have with it is in our mind and so the beautiful thing about that is it becomes yours. And so even though these movies might not be happening anymore, those characters are yours, and they’re real to you. And so they can live forever in you.”

BRB, we’re going to binge watch Descendants and cry some more.

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