OUT magazine today released its June/July 2016 cover featuring Nick Jonas. In his cover story interview with OUT contributor Chadwick Moore, Jonas discusses his burgeoning acting career, his upcoming solo album, Last Year Was Complicated, and the constant accusations of gay baiting.
Here's a couple of select excerpts from Nick Jonas’s OUT cover story:
On the accusations of courting the LGBT community and working both the LGBT press and New York City’s gay club circuit:
The accusations of gay baiting and opportunism have left Jonas a bit wounded. “It’s not the majority, but a large handful have a negative opinion for whatever reason,” he says, “and I think it’s really quite sad.”
On Nate, his queer character on television series Kingdom, who is grappling with masculinity and a conservative family:
“It’s been a great character to play,” says Jonas, “One that I try to be respectful of and take myself out of. He’s on his own path.” To prepare for the part, he spoke to some of his closest friends, some of whom were raised in conservative families about their coming-out experiences. “It was a good way to research,” says Jonas, “to kind of build the character with some elements of real life.”
Read the full Nick Jonas’s interview now at OUT.com.