Nick Jonas Talks Jumanji And Those Romantic Jack Black Moments

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The long-awaited, much hyped sequel to the classic 90’s film Jumanji has finally been released. For the most part, the film has been getting pretty decent praise.

Plus the Rock and Kevin Hart together? Please. It’s too funny.

The entire cast is made of people who either have earned or who possess some comedic chops, which also includes Nick Jonas. Jonas, who has been acting on and off, recently talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the film.

Jonas admitted that he was relieved that the film was not a remake, but a sequel.

“Once I found out that it was a reimagining and a new Jumanji adventure, that alleviated some of the pressure, because it’s about just telling your own story. There’s no way to compete with the original. It’s a beloved film by so many, and Robin Williams’ performance is truly brilliant. So for all of us it was about, “How do we take this beloved title and give it a fresh take and find a way to pay homage to Robin Williams’ character, Alan Parrish and his performance as a whole?” And I think we did that.”

One of the more interesting parts of the film was that Jonas’ character Alex and Bethany (whose avatar is played by Jack Black) have a bit of kind of romantic storyline.

Jonas talked about acting opposite of Black.

“Jack is very convincing (laughs), which is very funny. It’s one of his stand-out roles of his career. Playing opposite him was difficult actually because I was trying not to laugh the whole time. Our chemistry offscreen made it that much more fun.”

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is out in theatres.

Bec Heim