If you're a super fan of Dove Cameron's career (and since you've found your way to TWIST, we are going to take a wild guess that you are), you know that she can portray a whole range of characters: the slightly evil Mal in Descendants, the vicious Amber in Hairspray Live!, and even twin sisters on Liv and Maddie. But if you notice a trend among her roles, it's that she can play mean girls and sassy characters with total ease – even though that's not at all what she's like in real life.
"So much of what I’m about is positivity and really keeping your thoughts and intentions pure," she recently told Galore. "I think so much of what’s happening in society today is causing people to develop major anxiety. The world is getting more and more insane. But, I do think that we can learn from the evil characters that intensity is ok."
"I associated more with the villains when I was younger. I mean I think the villains, all across the board, are always more interesting people," she shared. "I always loved Maleficent because she’s the most evil of them all, and if you’re going to like a villain, you might as well go all in. The Descendants franchise continues to be one of my absolute favorite things I’ve ever done with my time."
Still, Dove thinks that we can all be inspired by villains – without the meanness, of course.
"I think we need to preach to girls that being complicated is allowed," she added. "I think a lot of people glorify being simple and sweet and easy. And I think a lot of girls are terrified to be high maintenance. I think evil girls focus on themselves a little bit more. And show it’s ok to be powerful. I think that’s something we can all take away."
What a great perspective!
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