Honoring Our Friend, Actor Cameron Boyce

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It is with heavy hearts that we report that Cameron Boyce, friend to Glitter, has passed away at the age of 20. Cameron suffered from seizures and is said to have passed away in his sleep as he succumbed to his illness. His costars have been posting heart felt messages in honor of Cameron across all social media platforms. In honor of Cameron, read his past interview with us from 2016 below. His smile, inspiration and kindness will be missed.

DESCENDANTS – Stars from the Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants” – Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart – met up with some of their favorite Disney Villains in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park in Anaheim, California, during the “Descendants” Fan Event on Saturday, October 17. (Disney Channel/Matt Petit)

Glitter recently sat down with actor, Cameron Boyce, to talk about when he first started acting, what it’s like to play the son of Cruella de Vil, what it was like working with Kenny Ortega, if there’s plans for another Descendants movie, the one thing his fans might know about him and the one thing he can’t live without. Read on to find out about this talented actor and dancer.

Cameron Boyce at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Eagle Eye’. Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA Shutterstock

GLITTER: When did you first start acting?

CAMERON: I started acting around seven-years-old.

DESCENDANTS 2 – “Day 18” – A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants 2” across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. (Disney Channel/David Bukach)

GLITTER: What was it like playing Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil?

CAMERON: It was surreal… We all grew up on classic Disney movies so to be a part of that was really special for me.

DESCENDANTS 3 – In this highly anticipated trequel about the sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains, Mal and the villain kids (VKs) must save Auradon from an evil threat. “Descendants 3” will debut summer 2019 on Disney Channel. (Disney Channel/David Bukach)

GLITTER: What was it like working with Kenny Ortega?

CAMERON: Working with Kenny was unlike anything I’ve ever done. His combination of smarts and experience lead to amazing stories and lessons I will utilize throughout my career.

DESCENDANTS – Cameron Boyce stars as Carlos on Disney Channel’s original movie “Descendants.” (Disney Channel/Bob D’Amico)

GLITTER: Are there any plans for a second Descendants movie? 

CAMERON: I sure hope so, Descendants was the best job I’ve ever had. We had so much fun and I learned so much from so many different people. I talk to my cast mates all the time about the possibility, we all have our fingers crossed!


JESSIE – Cameron Boyce stars as Luke Ross on Disney Channel’s “Jessie.” (DISNEY CHANNEL/CRAIG SJODIN)

GLITTER: What other shows have you been on?

CAMERON: When I was younger I did General Hospital Night Shift. I made appearances on Good Luck, Charlie and Shake It Up. Jessie was the first show I did where I was a series regular.

DESCENDANTS 2: ABC AFTER-PARTY – Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and China Anne McClain – the stars of “Descendants 2,” the fantastical song and dance story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains – will make special appearances in a half-hour post-movie special, “Descendants 2: ABC After-Party,” airing FRIDAY, JULY 21 (10:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Disney Channel/Image Group LA)

GLITTER: What was it like to play Luke on Jessie? Will you miss being on that show?

CAMERON: It was a whirl wind! That’s when I was exposed to how to be a professional, how to act in public, the ins and outs of sitcom… I love everyone on that set so much, they’ll always be family.

DESCENDANTS – The teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains star in Disney’s “Descendants,” a live-action movie that – with a knowing wink at traditional fairy tales – fuses castles with classrooms to create a contemporary, music-driven story about the challenges in living up to parental and peer expectations. Made for kids, tweens and families, the movie premieres FRIDAY, JULY 31 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Friday, July 24 to verified users on the WATCH Disney Channel app and WATCHDisneyChannel.com. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Jack Rowand)

GLITTER: What films have you been in as well?

CAMERON: My first was a horror movie called Mirrors, shot in Romania. Eagle Eye was next, that was an action movie with Shia LaBeouf. I also did Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler.

Jessie Cast at the Disney Channel’s “Jessie” Celebrates 100 Episodes at a Hollywood Center Studios on February 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA – Shutterstock

GLITTER: Who has been your favorite co-star?

CAMERON: There have been some great ones, Nadji Jeter and I were inseparable on the set of Grown Ups. I consider Karan Brar my brother after four years of memories on Jessie.

GLITTER: Do you consider dancing a passion as well?

CAMERON: Absolutely! That’s how I got into this crazy world. It doesn’t matter where I am or who I’m with, if I hear a good song, I start moving.

GLITTER: What is one thing your fans might not know about you?

CAMERON: I make the greatest guacamole known to man.

GLITTER: What is it like being a teen heartthrob?

CAMERON: I never considered myself a teen heartthrob, I’m just a normal kid who happens to be on a TV show! I’m still not used to all of the attention, but I’m slowly learning to embrace it.

GLITTER: If you could ask anyone dead or alive one question, who would you ask, what would you ask them, and why?

CAMERON: I would ask Gene Kelly what he did to become such a well-rounded performer. He could do it all.

GLITTER: What is your favorite thing to do on your downtime?

CAMERON: Play basketball! I spend two or three hours in my driveway almost every day shooting.

GLITTER: What is one thing you can’t live without?

CAMERON: I can’t live without my basketball and my hoop.

GLITTER: What is your definition of self-love?

CAMERON: Self-love is all about accepting who you are. Always trying to improve. Not worrying about what other people see as faults.

GLITTER: How can fans follow you?

CAMERON: My Twitter is: @TheCameronBoyce