JustJaredJr.com had the chance to chat with the 19-year-old actress last week about the movie, her music and why she thinks Lemonade Mouth will make a difference. Check it:
JJJ: Lemonade Mouth is based on the book of the same name. Did you read it before hand? Hayley Kiyoko: I did! I love the book because it really goes by each character’s point of view and if you have the book, you’ll see that for each character, the font is different. I love that. It’s the coolest thing. It just adds…Mark Peter Hughes did such a great job with the book. The characters literally jump off of the page. He did all the work for me when I was researching for Stella. I read Stella’s part and was completely done. I knew, in and out, who she was and what she was about. Way to go Mark!
JJJ: What was your favorite song from the movie? HK: All of us loved “Breakthrough.” We got to perform on this huge stage and there was lighting and Co2 power and we did that all day. That was so much fun. But I also really enjoyed “Somebody” in the detention room. It’s an emotional part of the movie. I think that was the actual first time we were playing together on set and the crew hadn’t seen us perform before that. It was so cool because it hit us that we were really making this movie and hopefully going to make a difference for young kids. We would actually practice that song and the others outside of the set. We’d be back in our hotel rooms practicing the songs and we’d all help each other out with the taps or the bass.
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Hayley Kiyoko hams it up on the yellow carpet with costar Chris Brochu as they premiere their new Disney Channel original movie, Lemonade Mouth, at Stevenson Middle School on Tuesday afternoon (April 12) in Los Angeles.
The 19-year-old actress wore a pink pink pink Rebecca Taylor dress with bejeweled Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Believe it or not, this was Hayley‘s first carpet in pink!
JJJ gave her the Pink Lemonade title, which is even more ironic because Hayley isn’t a lemonade fan! “I don’t hate lemonade but…I’m more of an Arnold Palmer girl, which is iced tea and lemonade. That’s my thing. The sour-ness of lemonade is a bit too much for me,” she shared with us.
The quintet are actually joined in some pics by a new band member — Nick Roux! He plays Scott, Mo’s on-and-off boyfriend who leaves Mudslide Crush for Lemonade Mouth. Smart guy!
Hayley, 19, told us during our interview yesterday that shooting for the ‘album’ was so much fun. “I love those cast photos! We did a bunch of remakes of old album covers. Led Zeppelin was one. We re-created them. There’s one where we’re walking in a straight line and then there are the shadows…it was really cool to do.”
Lemonade Mouth premieres NEXT WEEK! Are you getting excited?
“She’s new to the high school against her will. Stella becomes friends with these kids and decides that they should become a band, basically because her parent’s don’t give her that much attention,” Hayley, 19, shares with JJJ.
When we asked Hayley how she would feel if she really had to move across the country, she replied, “I would hate that. I’m such a people person and I would miss my friends sooo much. I sympathize with kids who actually do have to do that because of their parents’ jobs or whatever the circumstance may be. It must be so difficult.”