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The Cruella movie is here, so we got the lowdown from one of its stars

If you're anything like us, you're on the edge of your seat waiting to watch Cruella. The edgy, dark and fashion-packed movie follows the famed Disney villain through her origin story, and tbh, it's *such* a mood. (P.S. Check out the book based on the movie right here!). We got the lowdown on some of the film's biggest highlights (and fashion trends, ofc) from Tipper Seifert-Cleveland, who plays Young Cruella in the flick. 

On her ~feels~ when she got cast:

Tipper: "It was amazing. Growing up watching the film—and then getting to actually play [Cruella]—was really cool. She's such a villain on the surface, but when you learn about her upbringing and her backstory you grow to understand why that is." 

On filming her fave scenes: 

Tipper: "My favorite scene was when I'm flying high on a swing. I had to be harnessed in for the stunts. Preparing for that scene was so fun that during the first take I was smiling too much because I was enjoying it. I had to act shocked, so I was just like 'Ahhh!' My costars were so nice and were really lovely people." 

On her go-to Disney film: 

Tipper: "Bambi! I love it so much. I'd love to see a live action of Bambi next." 

On her advice for other girls: 

Tipper: "Work hard, be patient and don't giive up. Everything happens for a reason." 

Catch Cruella in theaters and as a Premier Access title on Disney+ starting May 28!

Images: Top: (c) 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Middle: Tipper Seifert-Cleveland as young Estella in Disney's live action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. (c) 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Parts of this interview were condensed for clarity.

by Katherine Hammer | 5/28/2021