M Exclusive Q&A: We chat with the stars of "Let It Shine"!


Hey M Girls!

Looking for something to watch this weekend? We've got you covered! Disney Channel's latest original musical, Let It Shine premieres tonight, and we couldn't be more excited! The flick stars Coco Jones, Tyler James Williams and Brandon Mychal Smith, and features an awesome R&B soundtrack - we're already planning on dancing along the whole time! If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the trailer here.

We were lucky enough to chat with the stars of the film and they gave us the scoop on their characters, what it was like on set and so much more!

Check out our exclusive Q&A with Coco, Tyler and Brandon here:

M: Congrats on filming your first movie, Coco! What was the experience like?

Coco: It was very exciting to be in a movie like this, getting to work with such talented people and learning so much. I remember my first day on set and it was sort of like a fantasy. I always dreamt of being an actress, so it's really kind of indescribable.

M: Wow, sounds amazing! How about for you guys, Tyler and Brandon, who've been acting for a while? What made Let It Shine special?

Tyler: Brandon and I finally got the chance to work together after years and years of auditioning for the same projects, so yeah, it's been a dream come true for a lot of things.

Brandon: I agree! I also think what really sets this project apart is the fact that it's a groundbreaking new concept. You know, we really haven't done this type of music on the channel. It sends out a message to viewers to "be you"! Whatever you do is gonna be accepted and it's gonna be loved if you're being yourself. It's really a blessing to be part of this film.

M: What a great message! You obviously relate to the message of the film, but can you tell us how you relate to your characters?

Coco: My character, Roxie, she's not as confident in the beginning of the movie. She tries to please everybody, and she doesn't really speak up for what she wants. But at the end of the movie, when Cyrus convinces her to go back to the church, she sees all these people who love her for her and she realizes that nobody has to accept her. She just has to accept herself and love herself. And that's really how Roxie and I are the same person, when she gets all that confidence and then believes in herself.

Tyler: Cyrus' love for music, the way he is just affected by music, that's one of the things that helped me get into the character every day. Just playing music and thinking about how he's affected by it and how I'm affected by it.

M: So cool that you connected with your characters like that! Okay - 'fess up time. Were there any bloopers on set?

Tyler: There's a scene where I'm chasing after Coco, trying to apologize, and my leg just didn't work or something. I just totally slid across camera, rounded a corner and flew into the wall. Coco was cracking up off camera -- so embarrassing.

M: Thanks so much for chatting with us, guys! We can't wait to watch!

Don't miss the premiere of Let It Shine tonight, June 15 at 8 pm ET!

Let's dish: -Will you tune in for the premiere of Let It Shine? What's your fave Disney Channel Original Movie?

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