If you’re looking for Nick Jonas, try Birkdale Village, reports Charlotte Observer. Teenage girls are asked to take a deep breath before reading the following three pieces of information: 1. Until the end of the month, singer Nick Jonas, one-third of hugely successful pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers, will be in and around the Lake Norman area working as a lead actor in the movie ‘Careful What You Wish For.’
2. Jonas is staying at Birkdale Village during the shoot, which began April 22. 3. He tries to keep a low profile when not on set, and generally stays close to his temporary home. This means he’s popped up frequently at Birkdale haunts including eeZ Fusion & Sushi, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Red Rocks Café, Baja Soul Taqueria, and Starbucks.
Nick: ‘It’s been tough to venture out too much, just because it gets a little crazy around here. But I have my security guy with me, and he helps me navigate around pretty easily. It’s one of those things. You just have to play it by ear and make sure that everyone’s safe.’ It’s been really fulfilling and really challenging at the same time. The material in the movie is pretty heavy, and so it’s just been a balance of trying to leave work at work and come back and be OK afterwards. But it’s been a great experience so far.’
Much of the filming is taking place right on Lake Norman (in the film, the couple is renting the lake house next door to Jonas’s character for the summer). But the production also has been as far north as Mooresville and as far west of Belmont, which his family has strong ties to.
Jonas’s father, Kevin, was raised in Belmont and graduated in 1984 from South Point High School. Relatives still in the area include Jonas’s grandmother, an aunt and uncle, and three cousins. “’o come back here and to be shooting a movi, and knowing we’re back here on tour soon (July 30 at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre) is a really cool thing.’
He likes the southern hospitality. He loves the turkey burgers at Bad Daddy’s. And as long as his security guard approves of you, he likes to greet fans who catch him out and about at Birkdale: ‘I love it when I meet people that have purchased our music or come to a concert. That support is a great thing, so I’m always down to say hello.’