We <3 U Nick Jonas!
Not only has he’s just released his brill new album ‘Last Year Was Complicated’, he’s recently spoken out to Billboard and explained exactly why last year was so complicated for him.
Nick revealed that in the last year that his relationship with his family has “evolved” and that he broke up with his long time girlfriend (he won’t reveal her identity by the way). Aww! :(
But it’s not all bad news. He’s set to appear in TWO movies; ‘Careful What You Wish For’ and ‘Goat’ which is a drama film based around fraternity hazing in the US. In the interview he talks about why he signed up specifically for this film.
Obviously, stories about brothers have a deep connection for me and anything that deals with the topic of masculinity is a subject matter I’m always interested in getting into. So I sat with the director, Andrew Neel, and we had an excellent conversation and I read for the part — and thought I tanked the audition and it was all over. Thankfully, they saw something in it and hired me and shot it last year.
Aww! Nick’s still got love for his Jonas Brothers days, just like us.
He also revealed that working on ‘Goat’ has helped in his interest in challenging the stereotypes of masculinity revealing:
The thing I’m most drawn to about it is that the most standard stereotype of what being a man is continues to evolve in 2016. I like subject matter that challenges thinking and makes people try to become more aware of themselves and the world around them — it’s a great opportunity as an actor and storyteller. To say, “This is what we know about this topic,” but the world is so big and there are so many people with so much to say. If we can have a more broad understanding, I think there’d be a lot more love and peace to go around.
You go, Nick!
It’s a brilliant interview that you should probably check out in full over on the Billboard website. In the meantime, let us know what you think about Nick’s comments AND are you into the album @maximumpop