Lemonade Mouth is the next rock n’ roll movie from Disney channel. With a name like that, it’s sure to intrigue both kids and their parents. The show’s stars did their best to explain it, while keeping it a mystery. Bridgit Mendler admitted it’s a tongue twister.
“When I first got the audition for it, I think I got the name wrong like three times,” Mendler said. “I thought it was Lemonhead, Lemons, just something about lemons. You’ll have to watch the movie to find out what the story is behind the name.”
Her costar Adam Hicks said the film explains it, but you’ll have to watch the film. “There’s a secret little scene that really explains it all so can’t give too much away,” Hicks said.
While they wouldn’t fully explain the title, some of the other musician/actors in the film elaborated more. Hayley Kiyoko said Lemonade Mouth is a positive message.
“As a movie, it’s about self-expression for me,” Kiyoko said. “Individuality is extremely important. It’s sometimes hard in high school because you have all these pressures of blending in and just getting through and you learn as you grow up, it’s good to be different. I think it’s important to embrace that and be confident with who you are and be happy with who you are. You meet friends along the way and let them support you. Let them be your support because you don’t want to go through high school alone. Also it was cool because Lemonade Mouth was kind of our story because we became best friends, all the actors. We loved playing music together so it’s really touching. We watch the film and we get choked up because remember that time, and that time.”
Naomi Scott said there’s more to Lemonade Mouth than just self-confidence. “Lemonade Mouth means to me being heard, standing up for what you believe in and cherishing friendship definitely,” Scott said. “It’s one of those things, it does sound cheesy but it is so true. Those messages are really portrayed in the film. At the end of the day, it’s cheesy but you do need to stay true to yourself. You do need to stand up for what you believe in and you do need to cherish friendship. Everyone in Lemonade Mouth is from a different walk of life and they all come together, complement each other brilliantly and form this band. It’s about the ups and downs of friendship.”
Nick Roux said that Lemonade Mouth can include the process of self-growth. “I’d say it just means to stay true to yourself and to your family,” Roux said. “You know who you are. If you don’t know who you are, find who you are but whoever that is, once you have that grasp, don’t let go of it and don’t let anybody change you. You see how friendships and family help you through life and how those things are so key to having a successful and enjoyable life.”
Blake Michael added, “Lemonade Mouth to me, those two words mean standing up for what you believe in and doing what you think is right.”
Lemonade Mouth premieres Friday, April 15 at 8 on The Disney Channel.