So, as a cub Julia was savagely abused and beaten by her pride, she was supposed to be the princess but since she was adopted no-one but the queen violently beat her. You may have noticed she has a shredded ear and a scar on her cheek, well the ear was by her dad when she was chased out and the scar was by her last crush. She was always called ugly and never shown respect, the snake's words was the first flattery she had ever heard directly to her.
Now, you may notice: Python able to hypnotize is a Disney thing, but my version is a little different. You are easily able to resist the snake's charm if you put your mind to it, but if you are stunned or confused then one gaze in their eyes and you're under their spell.
What happens after: The python makes Julia take off the gem and then lures her towards the rapid river where she almost drowns herself, luckily Micheal was there to save her <3