The Jonas Bros. will be seen poking fun at some of the not-so-funny side effects of fame when their “Jonas” Disney Channel series debuts May 2. “We touch on those subjects — friends who only want to be friends because you’re famous, not being sure if you can trust someone,” reports the pop stars’ series costar Chelsea Staub. But with 21 episodes of the show now in the can, it’s safe to say “Jonas” is heavier on the teen than on the idol aspects of lives of Kevin, Joe and Nick, who play exaggerated versions of themselves on the show.
“Getting in trouble by parents, stressing out at school — anything that teenagers go through, they go through, and then they go play a concert,” says Chelsea, who plays the boys’ life-long neighbor and pal-cum-stylist. “We definitely have some physical comedy — it’s a Disney Channel show, so they want us to keep it high energy,” she adds.
And romance? “Yeah, actually my character does have a romance. She has grown up with these boys, so I think the fact they’re starting to have feelings for each other — it’s uncomfortable and complicated. Also the whole element of ‘What will this do to the band? To the brothers? What will happen if they take it to the next level?’”
Which brother? “You’ll have to wait to see,” she says.
“Jonas” was shot over some six months and wound in March. Once it’s launched, says Chelsea, she’s looking forward to “a little break over the summer, getting some traveling in, rekindling friendships. There’s so little time when you’re spending 12 hours a day, five days a week on set. Our show is all single camera, and the call times were like, 5 or 6 every morning, and by the end of the day we were all usually exhausted,” she says.
She may see the brothers in concert in Europe. “It would be fun to hook up [NOTE: NO SHE DID NOT MEAN DATING - HOOKING UP] with them somewhere along the way. Doing the world tour thing is new even for them,” she points out. “They probably wouldn’t have any time to hang out; their schedule is unbelievable. It’s like a different country every day.”
Source: National Ledger, Rosaura
Friday, April 17, 2009
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