Nick Jonas Opens Up About Being Gay Icon
When it comes to nudity and sex scenes, Nick Jonas says it's just part of his job as an actor. Careful What You Wish For , a thriller Jonas filmed three years ago, premieres today (June 10) in theaters -- the same day his third solo album, Last Year Was Complicated , comes out. The movie features his first-ever sex scene, shot when he was '19 or 20.'
'I’ve been acting in stuff since I was very young so I kind of have this mentality that it’s just your job, you know?' Jonas told Vulture. 'It’s what you have to do to tell the story. Even though there are moments where it might get a little uncomfortable, it’s all part of the storytelling. ... I wasn’t freaked out by it. You just have to do it.'
He has a similar attitude when it comes to stripping down for nude scenes: 'If it’s the right thing and it feels important that it be in there, then I’ll do what I gotta do.' Good to know, Nick.
Jonas also opened up about his roles as Boone Clemens, a frat brother, on Scream Queens and Nate Kulina, an aspiring MMA fighter, on Kingdom . Both characters are gay.
'I would never call myself that. If someone wants to say that about me, that’s very kind,' Jonas said, when asked if he thinks of himself as a ' gay icon .'
'I’m grateful that I have fans from all different walks of life,' he continued. 'It’s a great thing, but I don’t really think about it too much. I play these gay characters and Nate, specifically, his journey is really interesting and one that’s a challenging story to tell. It’s really heartbreaking. So it’s great as an actor to get to share that and go on a journey with the audience.'
Read Jonas's full interview with Vulture here .