Descendants 2 has a big surprise cameo — and now it’s finally been revealed!
While Descendants 2’s newest villain kid, Uma (aka the daughter or Ursula), played by China Anne McClain, is one of the biggest additions to the sequel, there is actually a surprise celebrity cameo when it comes to who is voicing Uma’s mom. This week, the film’s director and choreographer Kenny Ortega stopped by The View and revealed that the Little Mermaid sea witch herself will be voiced by Whoopi Goldberg! While Goldberg doesn’t actually appear in the movie, fans will get to hear her iconic voice.
“It was the most fun being in a recording session with you,” Ortega told Goldberg on The View. “She gave me 200 hundred different versions [of her scene].”
As we would’ve suspected, Ortega loved working with Goldberg, and if we’re being honest, his love for her makes us want a possible Uma-Ursula Descendants spinoff, stat!
“You’ve always been at the top of my wish list, I’ve always wanted to work with you as an actor. It was such a joy, thank you,” he added.
Although Descendants 2 does focus on Ursula’s daughter Uma, and her issues with Mal (Dove Cameron), there is a LOT more to the story. In fact, Ortega told People’s Choice earlier this week that Mal’s character goes through a lot this time around, and it becomes “overwhelming,” and we really can’t wait to see it all unfold when the movie premieres.
Descendants 2 premieres on July 21, 2017 (tonight) at 8 p.m. on ABC, Disney Channel, Freeform, Disney XD, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movies.
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