SECRET NUMBER ONE: DOVE HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS GOING TO AUDITION FOR DESCENDANTS!
“When I first read the script for Descendants, everything was top secret. The project was under wraps, so they didn’t even tell me that they wanted me to audition! All they said to me was, ‘Come to Disney Channel.’ To be honest, I was petrified that I’d lost my job. I thought I’d done something wrong. I thought, ‘Mickey’s going to reprimand me.’ But he didn’t. When I got to Disney Channel, they took me into an office and they plopped a massive script down in front of me. They said, ‘Read this and tell us what you think, but the script can’t leave the building.’ I read it and I was immediately mesmerised by the story. I knew I had to be part of the movie.”
SECRET NUMBER TWO: A REALITY SHOW STAR CREATED DOVE’S ICONIC MOVIE COSTUME!
“I love all the costumes in Descendants. They are amazing! There’s a fashion show in the States called Project Runway and one of the stars from Season One did all of the costumes in Descendants from scratch. The leather jacket you see me wearing in the film was made especially for me, so it fits like a glove. It’s perfect. It fits my waist, my arms and my shoulders. It’s a beautiful piece of work.”
SECRET NUMBER THREE: DOVE FEELS EQUALLY AT HOME ON THE SET OF DISNEY CHANNEL MOVIES AND TV SHOWS!
“People ask me whether I feel more comfortable on a movie set like Descendants or on a TV show set like Liv And Maddie – but I feel equally at home on both. My first big job in television was on Liv And Maddie, but it wasn’t a typical television experience because I was playing two roles, both Liv and Maddie. I think my work on the show definitely trained me well for movies, although I’m not sure if movies are my ultimate goal in life. I hope to do film, television, Broadway and music for the rest of my life because I believe they all go hand in hand, even though they are all incredibly different. I want to do everything!”
"People ask me whether I feel more comfortable on a movie set like Descendants or on a TV show set like Liv And Maddie – but I feel equally at home on both"
SECRET NUMBER FOUR: WORKING ON DESCENDANTS WAS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR DOVE!
“Working on Descendants has been an incredible experience because this movie is a culmination of all my childhood dreams. It literally could not have been planned better for me! Firstly, Kristin Chenoweth has been my absolute hero, role model and idol since I was seven years old. That’s a pretty long time to be looking up to somebody that you don’t know. I couldn’t believe it when I was told she was going to play my mother in the movie. Kristin was amazing to work with, and now I get to call her a close friend. Wow! Another reason why this project is a dream come true for me is because I’ve always been a huge fan of Maleficent. As a little kid, I was always asked which princess I wanted to be. I never wanted to be a princess. I always wanted to be Maleficent. Now, I get to play Maleficent’s daughter in an amazing Disney movie, Descendants. It’s totally a dream come true.”