Who’s been following Dove Cameron since her Disney Channel days? The singer and actress became known for the series “Liv and Maddie”, which was broadcast by the channel between 2013 and 2017. As much as the project has launched Dove into the artistic world, some experiences at the time did not go very well as a “tale of fairies”.
In an interview with the LA Times, the actress opened up about her early career at Disney and says she felt very out of place on the network. “I never had that moment where I thought, ‘I’m a Disney girl,’” she vented. “I never looked at Miley or Demi or Selena or Zendaya or Bella or anyone – Hilary Duff or anyone that came before me – I never looked at them and thought, you and I are the same,” she declared.
She also commented on how she felt strange for not feeling that she belonged in that environment or that she “would never fit in”. “I had a massive imposter syndrome. I felt like I was wearing a rubber mask or something. So I don’t really look to anyone else for a script. I mean, this whole narrative that I was at Disney and then I found my way out with a pop song, it was a total accident.”
Comparing her situation with the time of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato on the channel, she confesses that she felt very alone. “I was doing a show with twins where it was just me and me, and then I was doing “Descendants” in Canada for three months. It’s an isolated journey,” she said.
Always prioritizing sincerity with her fans, Dove is quite transparent when sharing her ups and downs. She often talks about her mental health, identity, and the social pressure she feels, even though these are sensitive topics.
In June, she told E! that she is “much better” mentally after coming out as queer. Speaking to the LA Times about her sexuality, the artist expressed that she “has no interest in living a life that isn’t entirely, energetically bold and true.”
“My sexuality is such a natural part of who I am and how I relate to the world that if I thought keeping it a secret would positively impact my career, I just wouldn’t be in this line of work.”