It’s no secret Dove Cameron left the set of Descendants 2 with a little something more than the memories she made filming the Disney Channel Original Movie: she entered a new relationship with her co-star Thomas Doherty. And the couple is legit just head over heels for each other. They’re seriously the cutest! Now though, the actress is letting the world know she has plans to permanently commemorate her time playing Mal with a tattoo, something she and Thomas actually came up with while they were filming.
OK, so allow us to break it all down. This confession began when Dove turned to her many Twitter followers and let them know she actually has four very small tattoos.
She then asked them for some advice when it came to figuring out what small Mal inspired ink she should get.
actually: ok. this is not for sure. but; help me come up with tiiiiiiiiny tat ideas related to mal
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) September 10, 2017
Someone suggested that she and Thomas should get matching hook designs, and that’s when she spilled some behind-the-scenes tea that the couple actually used to draw hooks on their wrists each day to represent the idea that Mal and Harry got these tattoos together when they were younger.
GENIUS IF WE SAY SO. This especially is really cool to hear since when we caught up with the actress before D2 was released, she exclusively told J-14 all about how she, Thomas and the movie’s director, Kenny Ortega, came up with this whole backstory that Mal and Harry were a couple back in the day before she left the Isle of the Lost for a life at Auradon and fell in love with King Ben.
“Kenny and I and Thomas came up with this backstory in the first week of rehearsals. Me and Thomas’ chemistry was so intense, even off camera, like just in rehearsals, but we didn’t know it. But people were like, ‘When you guys walk into a room together, it’s insane. Have you ever talked to him?’ And I’m like, ‘No, not really.’ And they’re like, ‘You need to,” Dove told us. “So we developed this whole backstory where we were like, to explain the chemistry, like OK, Mal and Harry dated before Ben and Mal, back when she was on the Isle, when she thought she was always going to be a bad girl, because she was the baddest of the bad and he was the baddest of the bad on the boys’ side. And then when Mal broke his heart, he joined Uma’s gang to like, spite her.”
And knowing they drew these little hook tattoos on every day adds a whole new layer to this backstory both actors took very seriously. Thomas actually ended up getting an anchor tattoo along with some of the pirate crew including China Anne McClain and Dylan Playfair once filming of D2 wrapped, so it will be interesting to see what ink Dove ends up getting in honor of her role in the Descendants series. At least we all now know this hook-ink story. Adds more reasons why Dove and Thomas are legit everyone’s OTP.
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