The actress stars as the daughter of Ursula in the sequel film, and will be singing a version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” for the flick — but that’s not what we want to know. We want to know about the sword fighting!
“The sword fighting is one of the hardest parts of this entire production. For all of the rehearsals, all of us were like, ‘Okay, next is sword training. Let’s get ready,’” she shared in a new BTS look at the TV movie.
China adds, “It’s tough. It’s different than dancing and it’s unnatural for the body if you’re not used to it you get tired out very quickly.”
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Descendants 2 – China Anne McClain Prepares For Uma
The Descendants 2 actress has joined The CW’s Black Lightning, according to Deadline, in an exciting new role.
China will play Jennifer Pierce, an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own.
Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams): He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer (McClain) hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, heâ€™ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
In the comics, Jennifer and her older sister Anissa actually follow in their fatherâ€™s footsteps and become superheroes, taking on the names of Lightning and Thunder.
Fortunately, not everyone was upset but her tweets. China — star of the Disney Channel’s upcoming Descendants 2 — was one of Demi‘s biggest defenders, tweeting:
Click inside to see China show immediate love and support for Demi, taking haters down along the way… More Here! »
When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma (McClain), the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town.
Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hookâ€™s son Harry (Doherty) and Gastonâ€™s son Gil (Playfair), to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.