Nick Jonas dreams of winning an Oscar.
The 25-year-old star is focusing on his acting at the moment and leaving his pop ambitions for now and can currently be seen in ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and he has also been cast in Doug Liman’s sci-fi thriller ‘Chaos Walking’.
Nick admits he does have ambitions of taking home a prize from the Academy Awards but his main focus is finding parts he is passionate about.
When asked if he would ever want to win an Oscar, Jonas said: “Winning an Oscar? Nah. I have no interest. I’m kidding. Yeah, I mean that’d be amazing. I think right now, for me, it’s about finding projects that I’m passionate about. Things that help me grow and working with great creative teams. Those awards season movies are hard to come by. I think it’s just about staying prudent, finding great stuff and trying to grow.”
In the new ‘Jumanji’ sequel, Jonas stars alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in the Jake Kasdan-directed action movie.
Unlike the original 1995 Robin Williams-starring movie, the new film follows four high school teenagers who discover an old video game console and are transported into the game’s jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they chose.
The four must work together to survive in the jungle and beat the game in order to return to the real world or they will be stuck forever.
And Jonas said he joined the film because he “fell in love with all these characters” when reading the script.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Jonas said: “I was obviously a huge fan of the original. Robin Williams’ performance is brilliant. The film as a whole is one of my favourites so to be able to be part of something like this that has a legacy like that, is something special. But when I read the script, I fell in love with all these characters. And the use of the body swap in this way was really original and I knew they would nail it. And this cast is just dynamite.”