Talking fairytales and fashion with Dove Cameron, star of Descendants 2.
Who was your fave villain from the Disney films growing up?
I’m not lying when I say this – my fave really was Maleficent. My mum’s best friend would decorate her house around Halloween time to look like a big Maleficent dragon, and they did it every single year – they had Maleficent coming out of the roof top and it was lit up green and purple. It was just a huge part of my childhood. And also because she’s the most evil of them all. And I feel like if you’re going to root for a villain, you might as well go big or go home.
What can you tell us about Mal’s adventures in Descendants 2?
Mal goes through a lot of life changes, more so than even I anticipated. She loses herself and finds herself over and over again, as a lot of young people do, as I have done a lot. There’s a lot of her having to find her feet without her mother and finding herself as she begins to love herself.
What was it like reuniting with the cast for the second film?
It was like a dream – if I could go back and work with this cast on this project over and over and over again, I would. [Working on the film] was the best three months of my life, I’d say.
Did you guys get up to any mischief on the set?
Oh yeah tonnes, but we always do. Kenny [Ortega] is always pulling pranks! Thomas [Doherty] and I stole Mal’s motorcycle quite a lot – I didn’t know how to ride it, but he did so he would just motorcycle me around the lot and everyone would be like, “Stop, slow down”, but we were always going too fast for them to catch us!
ICYMI, Dove plays Mal, the daughter of villain Maleficent.
We’ve seen you rock everything from pink hair to super edgy makeup. What beauty look are you obsessed with rn?
I’ve been doing this every day, it’s just like my regular life – like I’m this extra – I’ve been doing baby pink, glitter liquid eyeliner. I’ve been putting it on as straight up eyeliner and then carrying it all around to my bottom lashes. It gives this really other-worldly look. And I’ve got big eyes so eyeliner tends to kind of close them, but if I use a lighter colour it showcases my eyes.
Where do you go for your fashion and beauty inspo?
Well, my best friend Kiersey is always doing crazy stuff, but also honestly, I go to my inner child. If I feel like drawing dots under my eyes today or I feel like putting five braids in my hair and then just pinning them up in all kinds of different directions, it ends up looking way cooler than anything I could’ve tried to imitate.
What’s the last item you splurged on?
*Laughs* Anybody who knows me, knows that I carry a massive backpack with me everywhere I go and my poor boyfriend ends up having to carry it because he’s such a gentleman. But he was like: “Babe, you have to buy a little hand purse.” And I was like: “I literally don’t have one.” So I bought a little Celine bag that I sling over my shoulder all the time. It’s very cute – it looks like a little lunch box!
What projects are you excited about that you have coming up?
Right now I’m very excited to be focusing on my music, finally... There are some things coming up on the horizon that I hope to be able to share with you very soon!
Dove’s gorj guy Thomas Doherty is also starring in the movie as Harry, the son of Captain Hook.