Sofia Carson Reveals How She Really Felt Going Into Film 'Descendants'

Sofia Carson Reveals How She Really Felt Going Into Film 'Descendants'

Sofia Carson is opening up about her first big acting project – Descendants!

The 26-year-old actress and singer is part of Teen Vogue‘s Young Hollywood issue and talked about first filming the first musical.

“That was the moment where my life changed completely. I had never really acted before. My only job before that was that guest starring role on Austin & Ally,” Sofia said. “It was a little scary going into a project like Descendants with Kenny Ortega directing, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy. Even my costars: Booboo Stewart had been in Twilight; Dove who had her series on the channel for forever; my dear Cameron who has had the most incredible career.”

“The first day on set we were shooting the opening number ‘Rotten to the Core,’” she continued. “My mom flew in and I remember having the biggest case of butterflies in my stomach, but it was magical. As much as the movie is a fairy tale, even shooting it felt like a fairy tale. To be a part of something with The Walt Disney Company where I get to play the daughter of a heritage character — to play like a real-life Disney princess, it was so surreal.”

“I realized as I was playing Evie that her story was so much more than just being a princess. She’s the daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White who was the most vain woman in the world. She defines her daughter by her beauty,” Sofia added. “Being in this business, you and I know more than anyone else how much beauty is used to define us as women. Evie’s story was aimed toward little girls around the world to tell them that you are so much more than a pretty face, that you are not defined by any reflection in the mirror nor any glass ceiling. Evie’s story became this triumph of girl power.”

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