Continuing the fairy story. Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and the late Cameron Boyce, amongst others, starred in Disney Channel’s Descendants trilogy from 2015 and 2019.
A continuation of basic fairy tales, the musical Descendants franchise launched followers to the offspring of Disney’s most well-known heroes and villains. Cameron (Mal), Carson (Evie), Stewart (Jay) and Boyce (Carlos) performed the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vil, respectively, and had been often called the primary 4 Villain Kids — VKs for brief.
Carson seemed again at her Descendants years fondly throughout a February 2020 interview with Teen Vogue, explaining that nabbing the position of Evie was “the moment where my life changed completely.”
The Feel the Beat actress added, “The first day on set we were shooting the opening number, ‘Rotten to the Core.’ 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.”
The first Descendants films noticed the VKs transferring from their residence on the Isle of the Lost, the place magic is forbidden, to the magical kingdom of Auradon. The children attended Auradon Preparatory faculty the place they met Audrey (Sarah Jeffrey), Ben (Mitchell Hope) and Jane (Brenna D’Amico), the youngsters of Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip, Queen Belle and Beast and Fairy Godmother, respectively.
Throughout the movie, viewers watched as Ben and Mal — battling a battle between good and evil — shaped a romantic relationship, a narrative line that continued all through the remainder of the movies. The two finally obtained engaged within the remaining film.
Since the trilogy’s finish, the celebs have spoken out about not with the ability to proceed the sequence with out Boyce, who died at age 20 in July 2019 — one month earlier than the Descendants 3 premiere.
Cameron, for one, instructed Barstool Sports’ “Chicks in the Office” podcast in July 2020 that it could be “really hard” for the cast to movie one other film with out Boyce.
“I’m sure there’s a part that would feel very healing and very much like we’re coming home,” the “Boyfriend” songstress defined. “It’s very much a personal kind of experience, so I think it would be healing to come back to it — like a homecoming — but also, I think it would be really hard, and I don’t know if we would be up for it.”
The cast, nevertheless, stars did find yourself reuniting for the August 2021 animated Descendants: The Royal Wedding particular, which confirmed Ben and Mal formally tying the knot and Boyce’s legacy being honored.
“Our fans are just the most extraordinary in the world and they love this franchise, and it means so much to them, so this is really dedicated to them and it’s an animated special,” Carson instructed Entertainment Tonight in March 2021. “We just hope that when people watch this, they feel happy and they feel connected to the characters and of course, to our Cam.”
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