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China Anne McClain Says Uma Helped Her Prepare for 'Black Lightning' Role

China Anne McClain Says Uma Helped Her Prepare for 'Black Lightning' Role

China Anne McClain won our hearts all over again as Uma in Descendants 2, which premiered last weekend.

The actress, who may or may not return for a third movie (should there be one), admitted that playing Uma helped her in her new series, Black Lightning.

“Uma definitely helped me tap into that same energy because to play a villain and it’s on the opposite side of the coin, you need that power, you need that same energy,” she told J-14 about how the two roles connected for her.

China adds, “[Uma] for sure helped, and it’s just really cool to be able to play a superhero over here and a supervillain over there. I’m so excited!”

Black Lighting will premiere in 2018 on The CW.

China Anne McClain Previews Her New Show 'Black Lightning': 'It's Literally Lit'

China Anne McClain Previews Her New Show 'Black Lightning': 'It's Literally Lit'

China Anne McClain is having a moment right now — and JJJ is here for it!

On top of celebrating the success of Descendants 2, where she plays Uma, China is also out promoting her new CW show, Black Lightning, at 2017 Comic-Con.

“This show is literally lit,” she told ET at the even over the weekend.

China and Nafessa Williams will star as sisters Jennifer and Anissa Pierce, the daughters of the show’s title character, played by Cress Williams.


“Oh God, it’s amazing. It’s inspiring,” China shared of being able to represent the black community on screen.

She continues, “It’s great that we are at that place, you know, in the world to be able to do that and people can accept it, and think that it’s great and relate to it. So, we’re all honored.”

Nafessa adds, “Our goal is just to serve hope that we can make a change within our country and within our communities and that’s what Black Lightning is.”

Black Lighting will premiere in 2018.

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China Anne McClain Had a Moment With Ryan Gosling at Comic-Con!

China Anne McClain Had a Moment With Ryan Gosling at Comic-Con!

China Anne McClain met Ryan Gosling at Comic-Con and we are so jealous to say the least!

The 18-year-old Descendants star has been at the convention to promote her new show Black Lightning and she casually happened to run into Ryan between interviews.

“Okay guys, so quick funny comic-con story. Ryan Gosling walked next to me when we were both in between interviews and I looked at him and told him he was awesome,” China explained on her Instagram.

But wait, it gets better!

She continued, “He looked back at me and said ‘YOU’RE awesome.’ And we went back to doing interviews. Just wanted to share that real quick.”

We’re swooning!

'Descendants' Cast Spill On Plans For A Third Movie!

'Descendants' Cast Spill On Plans For A Third Movie!

Descendants 2 may have just aired but the cast already can’t wait for the third movie!

Although a third flick hasn’t been confirmed just yet, China Anne McClain, Booboo Stewart, Cameron Boyce and Sofia Carson have big plans for the next film.

Descendants 2 ends with my character Uma saying the last line of the film that Mal said in Descendants 1 – ‘You didn’t think this was the end of the story, did you?’” China explained.

She continued, “I would like to see my character stay a villain because it adds a different element to it…and I would like to see other villains.”

“If there’s a third movie, I would like to see ‘Rotten to the Core’ again,” Booboo said.

Cameron added, “You know what I think should and hopefully will happen, not that I know anything, but I really, really hope that the parents come back…but I think it’d be interesting if all of the parents came to Auradon and we had an epic clash!”

We totally agree with Cameron! Fingers crossed for a third movie!

Who Is The Voice Behind Ursula, Uma's Mom, in 'Descendants 2'? Find Out Here!

Who Is The Voice Behind Ursula, Uma's Mom, in 'Descendants 2'? Find Out Here!

Ever since we found out that Uma, the daughter of Ursula was the main baddie in Descendants 2, we’ve wanted to know if Ursula would show up at all in the new DCOM — and she does!

Sort of.

While we don’t ever see her face, we DO hear her voice as she calls out Uma (China Anne McClain) after her number at the pirate restaurant on the Isle of the Lost.

Director Kenny Ortega revealed the voice behind the octopus on The View!


So, who is it? Check out the clip below and see if you can tell!

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China Anne McClain Unboxes Her First 'Descendants 2' Uma Doll & It's The Cutest Thing Ever!

China Anne McClain Unboxes Her First 'Descendants 2' Uma Doll & It's The Cutest Thing Ever!

China Anne McClain got all the feels after seeing her first Uma doll for the very first time — and JJJ has the exclusive pics of her reaction!

The actress, who plays Uma in the upcoming Descendants 2, got a first look at her doll during a press event earlier last month, alongside Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson.

All three checked out their new dolls from Hasbro’s signature collection, out on shelves on August 1st.

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If you haven’t seen all the dolls available, check them out on JJJ now!

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Cameron Boyce Was Just Being Cameron on GMA With His 'Descendants 2' Cast

Cameron Boyce Was Just Being Cameron on GMA With His 'Descendants 2' Cast

Cameron Boyce is 100% true to himself and we’re living for it.

The Descendants 2 star hit Good Morning America with co-stars China Anne McClain, Sofia Carson, Dove Cameron, Dianne Doan and Booboo Stewart earlier this week to promote their newest film.

After rehearsals, China uploaded a cute pic of the cast and pointed out Cam‘s expression at the end.

“Cam, what are you doing?” she asked in her caption.

And yes, Cameron had the best response: “me”.

After their appearance, the Descendants 2 cast were pictured out at a Disney Store meet and greet.

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This is China Anne McClain's Go-To Outfit (Exclusive)

This is China Anne McClain's Go-To Outfit (Exclusive)

China Anne McClain is one stylist starlet.

The 18-year-old Descendants 2 star always looks so on point – whether she’s on a red carpet, hanging out with friends, or snapping selfies on Instagram.

We recently caught up with her and asked about her go-to outfit.

“Leather jacket, a pair of skinny jeans, and some really beat-up combat boots,” China told us. “All black.”

Is that not the most relatable thing ever?

In case you missed it, Sofia told us her daily uniform and it’s very similar to China‘s!

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