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'Princess & The Frog's Dr. Facilier & His Daughter Celia Cast For 'Descendants 3'

'Princess & The Frog's Dr. Facilier & His Daughter Celia Cast For 'Descendants 3'

The most evil of evil villains – Dr. Facilier – is coming to Descendants 3!

The Princess and the Frog‘s villain and his daughter, Celia, were just announced as the newest members of the Descendants family.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Descendants 3

Jamal Sims, who also serves as a choreographer on the movie, will play Dr. Facilier, EW reports.

Up and coming actress Jadah Marie will play Celia, his young daughter.

Anyone else wondering where Freddie is?

The two join returning cast Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain, Mitchell Hope, Thomas Doherty, Dylan Playfair, Anna Cathcart, Brenna D’Amico, Zachary Gibson, Jedidiah Goodacre and Sarah Jeffery.

Descendants 3 is expected to debut in 2019.

Once Upon a Time's Tiana Hints That Naveen Could Be Coming To The Show!

Once Upon a Time's Tiana Hints That Naveen Could Be Coming To The Show!

Mekia Cox is making our hearts extremely happy right now!

The Once Upon a Time actress revealed that Prince Naveen would finally be popping up on the ABC show later this season.

“Episode 12 will be another big Tiana episode,” Mekia shared with TV Guide this week at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

She adds, “You will get to see some old characters that you’ve already seen – Dr. Facilier comes back, so you’ll get to see a little more of him. You’ll also get to see a new character, that might be a little love interest for Tiana. And he might be a familiar face from the Princess and the Frog movie.”

While Mekia didn’t say it was Naveen, we’re definitely hoping it is. Or Ray, or even Louis. But definitely NOT Lawrence!

Here’s hoping that Tiana’s BFF Lottie pops up too.

Once Upon a Time will return in March.

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Mekia Cox Clears Up 'Princess & The Frog' Questions on 'Once Upon A Time'

Mekia Cox Clears Up 'Princess & The Frog' Questions on 'Once Upon A Time'

Earlier this summer, we were all wondering about how Tiana’s story (from The Princess and the Frog) would fit into Once Upon a Time this season, and we didn’t get a great answer.

“We’re not redoing the movie, but we’re taking it as a jumping off point,” executive producer Adam Horowitz shared at the time. “We have a OUAT spin.”

However, Mekia Cox, who plays Tiana/Sabine in the upcoming season, is making it all good again for us.

“When I first auditioned, I asked that same question, and they said that they would like to meld The Princess and the Frog from Disney’s Princess and the Frog with the real Princess and the Frog stories, so they’re taking bits and pieces of it all,” she shared with EW.

She adds, “I mean, her name is Tiana, and they have bits of the bayou and all of that in there, but then they’re also taking pieces from other portions of the actual fairy tale, the Princess and the Frog story.”

Okay, so our Princess and the Frog hearts are a lot better now. Especially since we know that cooking is still part of her.

“Her main thing is she has her eyes on this goal of hers, which is cooking,” Mekia says. “She has always loved cooking, and you go back and you see how she gained this entrepreneurial spirit that she has; and that is brought into the real world.”

Once Upon a Time premieres Friday, October 6th on ABC.

Disney's Princess Tiana Talks About How 'Almost There' Is The Most Inspiring Song Ever

Disney's Princess Tiana Talks About How 'Almost There' Is The Most Inspiring Song Ever

If you’re as obsessed with Disney’s The Princess and the Frog as JJJ is (see here and here for the proof), you know that “Almost There” is the stand out song from the film.

Anika Noni Rose, who voiced the beautiful Tiana, has opened up about the importance track and how she identified with the song.

“The song, to me, really was all of what the movie was and all of what my life was,” she shared with LA Times.

“I felt like I knew this girl. I grew up in a small town without anybody who did the thing that I wanted to do. Where a guidance counselor told me maybe I should learn a trade. I understood being somewhere where nobody else understood what it was I wanted to do,” Anika continued, revealing her real connection with Tiana.

Anika continued, stressing how the song still makes her feel and how it can inspire every little kid everywhere.

“There are two ways to take that song,” she says. “You can be almost there and be sad about it. Or you can be almost there and find the joy in the journey, and the joy in the steps that you have taken, and the joy in how far you have gone.”

“Sometimes you’re not quite touching it yet, but the fact that you have gotten yourself until the point that you are almost there means that you only have a couple more steps to go. Those steps may be be years or days or minutes and you never know. But there is a joy to knowing you’re going to do it.”