Q & Andy: Nick Jonas
The 22-year-old former tween idol answers questions once posed by Andy Warhol.
ANDY WARHOL: What did you have for breakfast?
NICK JONAS: I had an egg white omelet. Exciting.
WARHOL: How were you discovered?
JONAS: I was discovered in a hair salon. My mom was getting her hair done and I just happened to be there with her and I was singing. Someone heard me singing and said I should go see this manager. It kind of rolled out from there.
WARHOL: What’s the craziest thing a fan has sent you?
JONAS: One time we were sent a baby shark in a tube. It wasn’t alive, obviously. It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. We made sure the whole thing wasn’t illegal. Apparently wherever the person got it, it was fine.
WARHOL: What are your beauty secrets?
JONAS: I sleep as much as I can.
WARHOL: Are you a good cook?
JONAS: I’m not. The one thing I can do though, is really good sandwiches, like an Italian hero. I also make cocktails. I can do that. I do a drink with gin, club soda, a little bit of pineapple juice, and two limes.
WARHOL: Do you dream?
JONAS: I have lots of dreams. In the last dream, I remember I was walking through New York City trying to get to this coffee shop and I just couldn’t get there in time. I’ve got a bunch of apps that I can look at that tell me what they mean. I’ve got to look this one up.
WARHOL: Do you keep a diary?
JONAS: I don’t. I think my songs are my diary.
WARHOL: Is there anything you regret not doing?
JONAS: I didn’t dance at my brother’s wedding, which was so weird. I was in a sort of reserved, quiet time in my life. I regret it to this day.
WARHOL: Do you have any intimate secrets?
WARHOL: Do you think that it is vanity to worry so much about what you look like?
JONAS: It can be. Feeling healthy and fit is a great thing for anybody, but if it becomes obsession, that’s not the best.
WARHOL: When do you get nervous?
JONAS: I don’t really get star-struck by anybody, but when I meet an athlete I really respect, that’s the closest I get to it. I’m a huge baseball fan. I grew up in New Jersey, and Jeter was kind of my hero. I’ve met him a few times. It was a big moment for me.
WARHOL: Would you ever marry one of your fans?
JONAS: I would hope the person I end up with would be a fan of what I do. It would suck if they weren’t.
WARHOL: What do you think of American kids?
JONAS: American kids have an immense challenge—not one I had growing up±which is the internet. It’s incredible in a lot of ways, but it complicates life. I just saw the movie Men, Women & Children, and it messed me up a little bit.
WARHOL: Who would be your dream date?
JONAS: I’m kind of in a difficult spot to answer this. I’m in a relationship and pretty happy in it. At this moment, probably my girlfriend.
NICK JONAS’ SECOND SOLO ALBUM, NICK JONAS, COMES OUT TODAY, NOVEMBER 10.