When you were growing up, who did you look up to?
“I was definitely inspired by Disney stars like Selena Gomez, Raven-Symone, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato. I actually had the pleasure of having breakfast with Selena, who was an absolute angel. It’s just really nice to know that someone with a high profile like her can have a really sweet heart.”
How does it feel now that you’ve become a Disney star, yourself?
“I still don’t feel like one of those Disney girls that I grew up watching. I look at myself in the mirror and I see me, as an awkward, dorky middle-schooler!”
In Descendants, you’re playing Maleficent’s daughter. Give me a rundown on the movie…
“It’s based on the descendants of all the classic Disney characters. It’s mainly focused on the villains and their children. It’s a really interesting movie and it’s probably one of my favourites that I’ve ever done and I’m really excited for everyone to see it.”
Who is your favourite Disney character?
"I honestly think Rapunzel is such an amazing character. She's so unique and relatable, sweet and dorky."
What’s your favourite emoji?
“I overuse the blushy smiley-face because I’m so pale and I get really easily embarrassed and emotional and so all I do is blush. I also use the little sparkly stars because it looks magical.”
Descendents airs August 1 at 7PM on Disney Channel. Interview: Matthew Galea.