Nick Jonas has been cast in “Scream Queens”, the new Fox comedy created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Nick will have a recurring role in 15 episodes which will premiere in the fall.
“Scream Queens” has a killer cast. Regulars include “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, “Glee’s” Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Ariana Grande will also guest-star in a recurring role.
Murphy and Falchuk, who are behind “Glee” and “American Horror Story” have kept the plot under wraps. The series is designed as an anthology series revolving around two female leads each season, with the first season focused on activity at a college campus rocked by a series of murders.
Jonas being cast in “Scream Queens”, comes on the heels of his hit single “Jealous.” He also will be hitting the road with Iggy Azalea on her upcoming Great Escape tour.
Nick recently did an interview with Rolling Stone and talked about his past as part of Disney’s The Jonas Brothers.
“It’s a good balance of both. It was a lot of fun, I got to perform at the White House five or six times, and I went to spring training with the Dodgers, which was a highlight of my entire life. But there are also things that are embarrassing, like looking back at your middle-school yearbook. Especially the emphasis on our relationships. That can mess with your head. We had a pretty huge female fan base, so we had to make a concerted effort to keep things private and say we didn’t have girlfriends. I feel bad about it now. I probably hurt some people.”
He also addressed the question of becoming a gay icon because of his role in “Kingdom” and performing in gay clubs.
Jonas replied, “I don’t know if I’d necessarily call myself a gay icon. But my goal in the last year was to expand and grow as a person and an artist, and embracing my gay fans was a priority. Some of my gay friends have thanked me for that, and that’s a really good feeling.”
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