Sierra McClain credits her confidence and success on her experiences working with her sisters.
The 23-year-old Empire actress spent years in a girl group with China and Lauryn before breaking into acting.
“I don’t think I would’ve been as comfortable at all if I hadn’t had the background of working with my sisters,” Sierra told TeenVogue.com. “Even watching my sisters has helped me, too. Even though I haven’t worked in a while, I was on set constantly, so I feel like I’ve been around it forever even if I wasn’t necessarily in front of the camera.”
She continued, “And then all of my studio work with my father, [music producer and engineer, Michael McClain] definitely prepared me for the studio sessions here…I was so nervous in the beginning; I didn’t know if I could do this. But it was him talking to me and calling me saying, ‘Listen, you’ve been doing this forever here with me and with the girls. You can do it. You’re ready for it. Go in there and be confident.’ There’s no telling what would’ve happened if I hadn’t had that.”
Catch Sierra on Empire this season, Wednesdays @ 9PM on Fox.
Lauryn, 19, will take over the role of Freddie from younger sister China Anne, who will be starring in Descendants 2 as Uma, the daughter of Ursula. Bradley, 17, will voice Zevon, the son of Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove.
In “Neon Lights Ball,” the half-hour special that will feature six back-to-back episodes and introduce CJ, the daughter of Captain Hook (Myrna Velasco) and fans will be given a taste of the mystery and excitement that will fuel the upcoming sequel movie.
Descendants: Wicked World Neon Lights Ball will air Friday, July 15th @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.
The event was held to celebrate the season 2 premiere of Amazon Prime’s Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. To tie in to the show’s themes of friendship, we invited lots of inner city kids to the event to make new friendships and enjoy a fun-filled day with activities such as a petting zoo, arts and crafts, a balloon artist, and yummy food.
“Had a dope time with the youngins at the @justjared @justjaredjr #FallFunDay the kids were too cute,” Zendaya wrote on Instagram along with the below photo of herself and some of the kids.
“After just seeing @salmahayek ‘s new film ‘The Prophet’ and crying endless happy tears in the theater. One of my favorites EVER because it is so magical and mesmerizing and it reminds you that no matter how dark the world may seem around us, there is still plenty of light. Huge congrats @salmahayek ?? Go see Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet!!!!” Rowan posted on Instagram afterwards.
30+ pics inside of Rowan, the McClains, Cameron and Quvenzhane…