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China Anne McClain and Zendaya are Disney Channel stars who have been friends forever. The dynamic duo worked together before on China's hit TV show A.N.T. Farm, and have now reunited — this time, on Zendaya's turf.
Zendaya stars in the comedy K.C. Undercover, which will return for its third season with an one-hour episode "Coopers on the Run." In the season premiere, China guest stars as enemy agent Sheena and J-14 has EXCLUSIVE access to a sneak peek of tonight's one-hour special.
In the episode, the Cooper family and K.C.'s BFF Marisa are on the run in Rio de Janeiro, with Sheena following their every move. China opened up to J-14 about working with Zendaya again after all these years — for the first time since they acted together on A.N.T. Farm.
"It felt great to be reunited with Daya. We're both so busy now, it seemed like it had been forever since we'd worked together last," she told us. "I was definitely having flashbacks of her guest-starring on my show while filming K.C.! I even knew some of her producers and crew members because they worked on A.N.T. Farm as well."
We're so happy that the two old friends got to spend some time together. Seriously, don't you have total déjà vu from seeing Zendaya and China sharing the Disney Channel screen?
In addition to her K.C. role, China stars in the upcoming Descendants 2 movie as one of the Villain Kids, Uma. So what's it been like playing two pretty evil characters? A total hoot!
"Uma and Sheena were both SUPER fun to play. I don't think I've enjoyed playing any character more than I've enjoyed my villainous roles, so far," she explained.
"Sheena is definitely more out-there, while Uma is a bit more chill with her mischievousness. It is a challenge making awesome characters like these not come across as caricatures for sure, but I've learned it's all about balance. It is very possible to play a fantastical character and still make them raw and relatable."
Watch below for a sneak peek of "Coopers on the Run," which premieres Friday, July 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET on Disney Channel and later on the Disney Channel App. Tune in before the episode for an exclusive look behind-the-scenes of Descendants 2.