Dara Reneé Teases 'Descendants: The Rise of Red,' Gushes Over Working With China Anne McClain

Dara Reneé Teases 'Descendants: The Rise of Red,' Gushes Over Working With China Anne McClain

Dara Reneé is opening up about the upcoming fourth Descendants movie!

The 23-year-old former High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actress will be starring as the younger sister of Ursula, Uliana.

She is described as a teen sea-witch and mean-girl bully with eight wicked tentacles and a crew of lackeys.

In a recent interview, Dara dished on the talent in the upcoming movie, and working with China Anne McClain, who returns as Uma, Ursula’s daughter.

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“There’s a lot of stunts. My character does a lot of stunts,” Dara told J-14. “My character is such a step away from my comfort zone. Definitely, a very mean villain. I was going through a lot when I did this part.”

“Shout out to China Anne McClain. She’s literally my role model,” the actress gushed of her co-star. “She’s such an amazing person, an iconic human being and so sweet and kind. I was so nervous to meet her on set, but she literally exceeded my expectations by how beautiful she is inside and out.”

Dara also shouted out the talent of more of her co-stars, including Kylie Cantrall and Malia Baker.

“I mean, we got Brandy, we got Rita Ora, I mean Kylie, I mean Malia. There’s so many different people that have so much talent that’s in this movie,” Dara gushed. “This is such a powerful franchise and it means so much to so many people. And no way can we compare to what has already been built. So I’m so grateful to just be a part of the legacy of continuation because that franchise is untouchable. And to be Ursula’s baby sister is crazy. I’m glad I could share this screen with that name that means so much to so many people, including myself.”

While Dara is bringing in a new generation of Descendants, she was sure to acknowledge those of the original trilogy.

“I still am a fan of the OG Descendants. I mean, they are top tier, no competition, no comparison. That’s period, point blank, end of story. I’m grateful to even be a part of the same name,” she shared. “To even nearly follow in their footsteps, to be just tiny bit of iconic as they were, is such a gift.”

Get all the details on Descendants 4 here!

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