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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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China Anne McClain Is Totally Wicked in 'Descendants 2's 'What's My Name' Music Video - Watch!

China Anne McClain Is Totally Wicked in 'Descendants 2's 'What's My Name' Music Video - Watch!

China Anne McClain‘s Uma is not holding back one bit in the music video for “What’s My Name” from the upcoming Descendants 2.

In the vid, Uma recruits her evil gang which includes Harry Hook (Thomas Doherty) and Gil (Dylan Playfair), as she proclaims herself the new queen of the Isle of the Lost.

Uma’s goal in the upcoming movie: 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. It looks like she just might get it, too!

Check out the full video below!

Get the lyrics to “What’s My Name” inside… More Here! »

China McClain Posts Amazing Instagram Showing Off Her Natural Hair

China McClain Posts Amazing Instagram Showing Off Her Natural Hair

Descendants 2 star China McClain always looks stunning, both as her character Uma (listen to her new song here) and herself. In a revealing new Instagram, China opens up about her natural hair, which she often straightens, and societal beauty expectations.

In the Instagram, China is wearing a cropped black tee, oversized hoops, and her natural hair — and she looks flawless.

“Why do we let everyone else tell us what we should look like? How we should dress? How to wear our hair?” the caption reads, “What we can’t do based on our appearance or the color of our skin?”

She then gets into her decision to embrace her natural hair.

“Haven’t ever really worn my hair natural but I’m sick of straightening this magic,” she wrote. “I’m a black girl and I’m hella proud. And whether you are black, white, brown, yellow, red, green, or purple you should be proud too because you’re BEAUTIFUL. Okay I’m done, luuu you al.”

Many teens are commenting on the powerful post, sharing their own experiences being mocked or teased for wearing their natural, beautiful hair.

You look stunning China! Then again, you already know that.

China Anne McClain Joins Zendaya in the Spy World For 'K.C. Undercover' Season 3

China Anne McClain Joins Zendaya in the Spy World For 'K.C. Undercover' Season 3

China Anne McClain is set on getting rid of the entire Cooper family in the first trailer for K.C. Undercover‘s season three, only on JustJaredJr.com.

In the special one-hour episode, K.C. (Zendaya) and her family of spies, along with her BFF Marisa (Veronica Dunne), are on the run in beautiful Rio de Janeiro with an enemy agent like none before fast on their trail.

China Anne stars as Sheena, the brilliantly fierce, slightly bizarre, enemy agent, and a fave old enemy returns — Zane (Francois Chau)!


“Coopers on the Run” will premiere on Friday, July 7th @ 8PM ET/PT and on Disney Channel App.

We Can't Get China Anne McClain's 'Descendants 2' Song Out of Our Heads - Lyric Video!

We Can't Get China Anne McClain's 'Descendants 2' Song Out of Our Heads - Lyric Video!

China Anne McClain may just have the best song on the Descendants 2 album!

The actress, who plays Uma, daughter of Ursula, leads the new catchy tune “What’s My Name” from the sequel DCOM’s soundtrack.

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We can’t wait to watch the official video, out on June 14th — that’s less than two weeks away!

Descendants 2 will premiere across five major networks on July 21st.


WHAT DO YOU THINK of China’s first song from the soundtrack?

Stay tuned for the lyrics to “What’s My Name”!

China Anne McClain's New 'Descendants 2' Song Premieres Tomorrow!

China Anne McClain's New 'Descendants 2' Song Premieres Tomorrow!