Kevin Jonas dished on his new Disney Channel show JONAS [Via JonasHQ]: ‘We have an amazing team around us, amazing friends. Our cast is incredible. We have an amazing family and friends, and we’re just like normal guys. We like to hang out. We go shopping. Hang out with friends. We go see movies.
But we just work a lot at the same time, but we love it.’
On JONAS being like classic musical series The Monkees and The Partridge Family: ‘We were actually on vacation one year, and were out by a beach when a storm came in, so it was just raining for three days. So the only thing on the TV was reruns of The Monkees for literally three days straight. It was amazing.
I definitely watched The Partridge Family. Definitely of course we’ve seen
the Beatles’ movies, a huge inspiration. I think for us we’re really excited to incorporate our music as well into this process, and that adds a whole other element for us because that’s where our original passion is, in our heart. To combine those two things is really, really exciting.’
On actual Jonas memorabilia being used on set: ‘All the clothes you see and the things like that on the show, Michelle Tomaszewski, our stylist, is doing the show as well. So you see those different aspects. I think something that is very personal to us is we go to a school that definitely has a uniform that we have to wear at school every day. Each day that same uniform is altered, to make it for ourselves.
So each one has something new every single day, every episode, and that
is different than anybody else in the school, but it’s still the
uniform. That brings out our own personal styles, and I think that’s
what is really cool about this thing is they
really took those moments
and took those things and built it.’
The show hints of reality: ‘In the
television show, they built a room that has the three different
sections. One’s for Joe. One’s for me and one’s for Nick, and each one
has our individual tastes. For example, me, I can’t sleep in anything
but a tour bus bunk bed.
When I hit a button, you hear the horns and
the flashing and everything, and it looks like I’m on a tour bus just
because that’s where I’m comfortable, and they built that into the
wall. And Nick has a bed that has a drum set. It comes down on top of
his bed. It’s amazing. And Joe’s looks like a stage.’ Debuts May ’09.