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'Descendants 2' Share So Many Secrets In Behind-The-Scenes Special - Watch Now!

'Descendants 2' Share So Many Secrets In Behind-The-Scenes Special - Watch Now!

The Descendants 2 behind-the-scenes special was filled with so much stuff about the upcoming movie!

In the special, new cast member Anna Cathcart, who plays Dizzy, the daughter of Drizella, takes fans around the movie’s set and introduces them to all the new characters you’ll see.

In Descendants 2, the story deepens as the Villain Kids (AKA “VKs”) – Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart) – continue to try to find their place in idyllic Auradon.

When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma (China 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 Hook’s son Harry (Thomas Doherty) and Gaston’s son Gil, 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.

Descendants 2 premieres on Friday, July 21 @ 8PM on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, and Lifetime.

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China Anne McClain Describes Thomas Doherty's 'Method' Acting For "Descendants 2' (Exclusive)

China Anne McClain Describes Thomas Doherty's 'Method' Acting For

China Anne McClain was nervous coming into Descendants 2, but she’s gotten really close with all of her cast members — she even has matching tattoos with Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair!

In our exclusive interview, China told us about Thomas‘ character, Harry — and how he kept in character.

“Harry is Uma’s best pal and they’ve grown up together,” she told JJJ. “He is her first mate, her right hand man for anything that she wants. They’re ride-or-die for each other, they love each other. Poor Gil is very thick-headed and strong. But Uma has a soft spot for him which is why she keeps him around.”

She also revealed that Thomas is a method actor.

Thomas is very method so he would walk around set looking like a mad man,” she laughed, “like hair was all over the place, laughing and stuff. I enjoyed watching that.”

We wish we could have seen it!

Descendants 2 premieres on Friday, July 21st.

China Anne McClain Admits She Was Scared Coming Into 'Descendants 2' (Exclusive)

China Anne McClain Admits She Was Scared Coming Into 'Descendants 2' (Exclusive)

China Anne McClain stars as Uma in Descendants 2, a villain with a sweet side who was not featured in the first film.

We talked with her about what it was like joining a cast that was already so tight-knit.

“It’s a very established cast, Descendants,” she told JJJ. “I mean, everybody loves the first film, so it was really scary walking into the first day of rehearsal. We had three weeks of rehearsal before we shot anything.”

Fortunately, despite being admittedly “scared,” the cast welcomed her with open arms.

“Some of them I already knew and some I was getting to know and they made me feel like part of the family from the very first day,” she explained.

She also told us that the first person she interacted with on-set was, perhaps unsurprisingly, Kenny Ortega.

Dove Cameron Reveals the First Thing She Loved About Thomas Doherty (Exclusive)

Dove Cameron Reveals the First Thing She Loved About Thomas Doherty (Exclusive)

Before Dove Cameron fell in love with Thomas Doherty, there was something in particular that struck her about him.

The 21-year-old actress recently talked to JJJ about what she first noticed about her Descendants 2 co-star, and now-boyfriend.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dove Cameron

“The first thing I loved about Thomas…honestly, that’s a really hard question to answer because I’m dating him now,” she told us. “So I think the first thing I maybe noticed positively – because I didn’t love him for a while – was that he was very…every conversation you had with him was very intimate. He saw through me immediately.”

Aw! How sweet is that? She recently told us the whole cast and crew noticed their chemistry before they even became a couple.

Dove also gushed over her other new co-stars – China Anne McClain and Dylan Playfair.

“First thing I loved about China – her and I have known each other for many years and we clicked immediately,” she said. “We’ve always been friends. She’s very happy and I’m very happy.”

“First thing I loved about Dylan was how immediately connected we were,” Dove told JJJ. “We’re kindred spirits. We talk for hours about philosophy and travel, and he was a very fast friend.”

Descendants 2 airs July 21 on Disney Channel.

China Anne McClain Encourages Her Fans to Embrace Their Imperfections

China Anne McClain Encourages Her Fans to Embrace Their Imperfections

Descendants 2 actress China Anne McClain recently has been embracing her (admittedly gorgeous) natural hair and challenging societal beauty expectations in the process.

In a powerful new Instagram post, the 18-year-old “What’s My Name?” singer continues to encourage her fans to love exactly who they are.

“Embrace the things about you that aren’t perfect,” she writes, “Don’t feel like you have to hide them. Embrace the zits/acne scars. Embrace the stretch marks. Embrace that beautiful little crooked tooth. They are what make us unique and special. They are what make you, YOU. #BattleScars.”

She also shared three selfies of her face without any makeup, looking radiant.

What an amazing message to share with her fans!

China Anne McClain Assures 'Descendants 2' Fans That Uma Has a Sweet Side (Exclusive)

China Anne McClain Assures 'Descendants 2' Fans That Uma Has a Sweet Side (Exclusive)

We’re only a few short weeks away (okay, three) from the Descendants 2 premiere, and we could not be more excited!

We talked with China Anne McClain, who is joining the cast as villain, Uma.

“Uma is sassy,” the 18-year-old actress told JJJ, “She is the daughter of Ursula from The Little Mermaid and she’s sassy just like her mother. She’s very determined, she’s driven, and ambitious in all of the wrong ways. She knows how to get what she wants and also like her mother she’s manipulative. But also fun!”

China, on the contrary, seems totally sweet — but she does have some attributes in common with Uma.

“I relate to her because when I set my mind on something I do it,” she explained. “Period. And I don’t wanna let myself down and I’m my own worst critic and that’s exactly how she is too.”

She also insists that Uma has a “sweet side,” despite what the previews may suggest.

“She loves her pirate gang from the bottom of her heart. She has a sweet side and she’s not just angry all of the time,” China laughed.

Here’s what we know for sure — Uma has one killer song (listen here.)

Descendants 2 airs July 21 on Disney Channel.

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Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson & China Anne McClain Took A Disney Princess Quiz & Had Mixed Feelings About the Results

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson & China Anne McClain Took A Disney Princess Quiz & Had Mixed Feelings About the Results

The stars of Descendants 2 took the ultimate plunge — they took a Disney Princess quiz!

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and China Anne McClain, who play Mal, Evie and Uma in the upcoming sequel movie, took their chance on the ‘Which Disney Princess Are You’ quiz on Buzzfeed and their results weren’t the ones that they were expecting.

While China Anne wound up with Mulan (awesome!), Sofia got Rapunzel, and Dove got Ariel. Dove actually wanted Rapunzel!


The girls also tried out the ‘Which Disney Prince is Your True Love’ quiz, too.

“Whoa what, why did I get Beast? I got Beast?! And he’s not even like the prince version of Beast,” China Anne reacted to results.

Check it out below!

Descendants 2 Stars Dove Cameron, China Anne McClain & Sofia Carson are Super Smiley in New Insta Pics

Descendants 2 Stars Dove Cameron, China Anne McClain & Sofia Carson are Super Smiley in New Insta Pics

China Anne McClain, Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson are just the cutest humans ever!

The three Descendants 2 actors cozied up for a few cute shots, and China had to share the BTS ones on her Instagram.

China, Dove and Sofia are starting to promote the new movie, which is out on July 21st.

Speaking in a recent interview, Dove revealed that while the movie was a dream job, it’s also a tough one!

“It was the hardest I’ve ever had to work in my life, but it was also the most rewarding project I’ve been involved with,” she said. “Work on this movie has stretched me in my capabilities and it’s taught me a lot.”

Dove adds, “As an actor, it feels really good to be challenged – and that’s exactly what’s happened here.”

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