Disney Channel's Descendants has quickly become one of the network's most buzzed about DCOMs and it's east to see why. It has an all-star cast, epic song and dance numbers and just getting to see the world through the eyes of such legendary villains is something that hasn't been done before. When we caught up with Sofia Carson, who plays Evie, she told us all about how she's just as pumped for the sequel film as much as the fans are!
"It’s so exciting for us because we also have no idea what it’s about, [or] what’s coming. We’re just even more excited because we’re on the same page as you guys, [the fans]. We have no idea what’s happening!" Sofia said exclusively to M. "It is so thrilling and just to be able to work together all of us again and to kind of keep telling that story, we’re so thankful to all of the fans who really fell in love with the movie and with our story enough to, you know, have the second one happen. And we start shooting very soon and I’m so stoked for the wardrobe, personally, and to kind of see where Evie’s story takes her because she ended off on such a high point. She became, she kind of grew into herself as a strong, independent young girl and I’m excited to see kind of where she goes."
Sofia really cherishes the fact that she gets to portray such a strong character like Evie, and Lola in the other DCOM she starred in Adventures In Babysitting, since making sure young girls who watch her work have positive role models means a lot to her.
"I was once, well still do, I was once watching Disney Channel and admiring all of these actresses and these movies and I know the influence that we can have on viewers and on fans," Sofia explained to us. "I was raised by an incredibly strong woman and my sister’s strong, my grandmother’s strong.I think there’s nothing more important than girl empowerment because sometimes we’re raised to believe that we need a boy, that we need a boyfriend, that we can’t do certain things on our own. But, we can do anything and everything. I’ve always wanted that to be kind of a part of who I was as an artist and a part of my career and I feel very lucky that Disney has kind of given me these roles where I can be in that position to kind of tell girls that, 'You’re strong, you’re beautiful, you’re smart, that no matter what anyone says.' I feel very lucky to be able to tell their stories."
How amazing is that? She really is working hard to make these dreams come true for herself! And in case you were wondering which new characters in Descendants 2 she's looking forward to have as part of the cast, she told us she really thinks all three of the new additions will bring something special.
"I’m really excited for Ursula’s daughter. That sounds really cool. And Captain Hook’s son, too. And Gaston’s. Honestly, all three of them, and I like that they’re villains, too. I’m excited to kind of explore that world more," Sofia said.
We're right there with her!
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