Being a triple threat is something to be admired in the entertainment world. While accruing stardom in one arena is difficult enough, there are a few choice stars who are able to translate their talent in a variety of different projects, often at the same time. Nick Jonas is just one of those stars, as he's had a very busy acting career in the past few years, in addition to being a massively popular recording artist. Jonas can regularly be seen in movies and TV, in addition to his thriving music career. But how can he do it all with such apparent ease?
I recently got to chat with Nick Jonas in Hawaii about his role in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. When I asked how he balances his ambition in both music and acting, he told me how changes in the music industry have allowed him to pick up roles in other projects. He said,
It's really a new day as far as the way people receive music. Between streaming and everything else; you can be a bit more sparse and kind of selective in the way you go about releasing music. And make some time to be in some cool acting projects.
Sounds like the world of streaming has not only changed TV and film production, but also the music world. With services like Spotify and Apple Music allowing singles and new releases to reach massive audiences, artists don't necessarily have to go through the rigmarole of recording and promoting an album. Furthermore, new music can be released and is instantly available for Jonas' fans. This allows his schedule some more flexibility, which explains why we've seen him in so many acting projects as of late.
Nick Jonas certainly seems to be keeping himself busy. In addition to his mysterious role as Alex in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, he's also got Chaos Walking coming in 2019, opposite stars Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, and Mads Mikkelsen. On the small screen, he recently had a series regular role on Kingdom, which was recently cancelled after three seasons. He also had a role in the first season of Ryan Murphy's campy slasher series Scream Queens. In our conversation, I asked Jonas if he'd be interested in joining one of Ryan Murphy's other anthology series. He seeed all to happy to rejoin the Murphy family, if the project and role was right. Who knows? We might just see him in the next season of American Horror Story.
You can catch Nick Jonas as Alex in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starting on December 20th. As far as music goes, we'll just have to wait and see what the Jonas Brother has up his hunky sleeves.