Sofía Daccarett Char, better known as Sofia Carson (born April 10, 1993), is an American singer and actress. Her first appearance on television was as a guest star on the Disney Channel show, Austin & Ally. In 2015, she appeared as Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendant In 2016 she appeared as Lola Perez in Adventures in Babysitting, as Melanie Diaz in Tini: The Movie and Tessa in A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits.
Bright-eyed and eager with a strong work ethic, good manners and the ability to
speak out, Sofia Carson has emerged as a fresh face in the new dawn of celebritydom. exudes a genuine kindness and the gift to make everyone in her midst feel completely, and utterly, important. With a role in Disney’s Descendants 2 coming out this Summer and a singing career on the rise, Sofia shares where she draws her inspiration from when creating music, her favorite aspects of being on set, her holy grail makeup go-to’s and the grounding influence of finding inner confidence and calm.
“I grew up dressed like a Disney princess, I knew all the songs and I would sing them all day long,” Sofia Carson says in our interview, right after belting out tunes from Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. But irony is a funny thing: the 24-year-old rose to fame for playing a villain.
After landing minor roles on the Disney Channel, Carson’s big break came in 2015 when she starred in Descendants, an original movie-musical revolving around the children of Disney’s most iconic villains: Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil and the Evil Queen, the mother of Carson’s character, Evie. A sequel is set to air on July 21.
Then within a year of releasing her debut single “Love Is the Name” in April 2016 (she is currently working on her debut album), Carson starred in the newest installment of Cinderella Story (which Disney’s Selena Gomez and Hilary Duff have starred in before her). Now she’s focusing on conquering the fashion industry, making appearances at Paris Fashion Week and attending parties hosted by the likes of Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, before her first Academy Awards red carpet moment wearing Monique Lhuillier. “It’s what I’ve always been wanting—to be a part of the fashion world,” she admits. “[Paris Fashion Week] was surreal because I grew up really admiring theses icons. All of it is what I’ve always dreamed of.”
For better or for worse, Disney has a legacy as a launchpad for female stars from Britney Spears to Hilary Duff to Miley Cyrus, to newbies like Zendaya, Bella Thorne and Rowan Blanchard. Sofia Carson is next on the list. Here, she lets BAZAAR.com in on her life as a villain, her debut album, and what’s next.