We absolutely loved seeing Sofia Carson play Evie in the new Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants – and it turns out that the actress loves the role just as much as we do. From first hearing the news that she got the part, to live-tweeting the movie with millions of fans watching, Sofia has really treasured every single moment that she's experienced along the way, and we're so inspired by her success story. She even had us tearing up with the photos she shared online during the movie's premiere.
"A year and a half ago, I picked up my mom and sister from the airport with tears in my eyes, a smile across my face, and a sign that said simply 'I Got The Part,'" Sofia wrote on Instagram, along with a photo taken that day.
"After an hour of silent shock (because none of us could believe what was happening) we cried, we laughed, and cried again tears of immense joy and utter happiness. I called my dad who cried and laughed with us some more over the phone, and it became one of the most unforgettable moments of my life," she continued. "Today, a year and a half later, a smile has permanently settled across my face, and an overwhelming feeling of gratitude has settled in my heart. Mami, Papi, y Pau, thank you...Thank you deeply, Thank you infinitely, Thank you sincerely with every inch of me. You are the reason my dream has come true. Today, every smile that inches across my face, and every tear of joy that runs down my cheek, it is all because of you. Thank you.....@paudachar @lauracharcarson @josedaccarett."
Just when you think her story couldn't possibly get any cuter, the actress shared a pic of her name on TV during the premiere – and an awestruck message to go along with it.
"As I saw my name emerge on my TV screen (the most surreal feeling in the world), I was completely overwhelmed with happiness, and I couldn't help but say to myself, 'How is this happening to me? I am so, so lucky...,'" she wrote. "Thank YOU💙 Thank you @disneychannel for believing in me to tell Evie's story, for you have made my dream come true. Thank You from the bottom of my heart for everyone who gathered around their TV screens to watch the film that changed my life forever. I am forever thankful to you..."
We're so proud of all of her accomplishments, and can't wait to see more from her!
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