If you're a fan of Dove Cameron, you know she's been working her tail off at rehearsals for NBC's upcoming live production Hairspray Live!. But what if we told you her role was almost snatched away from her because of conflict with Descendants 2? Yep, that's right. Dove's D2 filming schedule almost caused her to lose out on playing Amber Von Tussle.
“I was in talks to play Amber for three months,” Dove said in a recent interview. “I got the call they offered me the role half an hour before we went on and did the final curtain call for the last season of Liv and Maddie, so it was a very emotional moment for me. And then they took it back!"
Why in the world would the take their offer back, you ask?
“They said they couldn’t offer me the role because I was going off to do Descendants 2, and I was going to miss too much rehearsal time. They didn’t feel safe letting me do something live with that little rehearsal time."
Ugh, poor Dove! She must've been devastated when hearing this news.
"We fought and fought and went back and forth. Then I went to go see Hamilton in New York while I was promoting my EP. The night I saw Hamilton, I had five missed calls from my reps. And they said, ‘Alright, they want to see you one more time for a dance audition, and then they are prepared to really offer you the role.’"
Despite being all the way across the country, Dove was able to get to California for the audition the very next day. Impressive!
"I walked out of Hamilton and flew back to L.A. the next morning. I got three hours of sleep, and then I went in to audition for choreographer Jerry Mitchell. I was so nervous because I’m not a dancer, I’m much an actor and singer. After the audition, Jerry said, ‘Alright, I’ll see you at the table read on Monday.’ So that was one of the most scary moments of my life.”
It's comes to no surprise that Dove wowed the Hairspray Live! choreographer that day, and we have no doubt in our minds that she is going to make the best Amber Von Tussle when the show premieres on December 7. We can't wait!
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