Dove Cameron, 19, is a relative newcomer to the Disney Channel Machine. In the two short years she has been working with the “House of Mouse,” she has found herself being arguably the hardest working star they have. Friday, she headlines the much anticipated return of director Kenny Ortega to the Disney Channel with Descendants.
Ortega is responsible for reinventing the musical genre for the tween and teenage movie lovers. His High School Musical movies are still among some of the most watched shows in cable history. Disney is betting on him and Cameron to continue their success. Descendants centers on the children of some of the most evil characters to grace Disney films. Dove Cameron plays, Mal, the daughter of the vilest of villains, Maleficent, played by Kristin Chenoweth.
If you think this is all that Cameron has going on this year, you are sorely mistaken. Dove has the remainder of Liv & Maddie season 2 to end the summer. Season 3 will begin this fall. Liv & Maddie is not your normal sitcom. She spoke with Time for Kids in 2017 and discussed the challenges playing twins.
“It’s a challenge every day, even though I’ve gotten these characters pretty much down pat. These characters really didn’t come with a description except that one was sporty and academic and one was a celebrity.”
Descendants is the second Disney Channel movie that Cameron has starred in. She played a big time snowboarder in last year’s Disney Channel hit, Cloud 9. Descendants will take her acting to the next level by adding musical dance numbers throughout. That shouldn’t be too difficult for Cameron though. Her character in Liv & Maddie has belted out a number more than a few times on the show.
Don’t think Dove Cameron in Descendants is the last time you will see her, this year. R.L. Stein’s Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls also stars Cameron. It will be available on Blu-Ray and digital download on September 29 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Teenage friends must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town. -IMDb
Cameron is quick to use her new fame to influence others her age and younger. In February, she spoke with SheKnows about a time in her life where she was the victim of bullying. Despite the toll it took on her, she was quick to try to understand why people might bully.
“I don’t know that there’s any rhyme or reason to bullying… it’s not even the bully’s fault, which is why it’s such a difficult thing to combat. It’s not like you can say, ‘This is the right side and this is the wrong side,’ because obviously a happy person is never going to want to inflict pain on somebody else. So the bullies are really victims themselves and yada, yada, yada, pop psychology, but it’s true.”
With her musical talents and her work ethic, the possibilities are endless for Dove Cameron. Disney Channel needs to try to hold on to this star as long as possible.
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