LATEST NEWS

[5]

JOE JONAS SAYS 'MILEY AND DEMI MADE ME SMOKE POT'

Joe Jonas is coming out with deep confessions.

Joe Jonas is in the new issue of New York magazine.  Joe talks about growing up famous, smoking pot with Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus and of course the break up with his brothers.  Here is what Joe had to say:

On the Disney channel: “Disney is great at creating fame. They’ve done it with so many pop stars and young actors, from Hilary Duff to the High School Musical crew. Miley Cyrus played an already-famous pop star on a Disney show, Hannah Montana, and as we were starting to blow up, we got a boost by playing ourselves, as her favorite band on her own show. We got a sitcom called Jonas in which we played characters named Kevin, Joe, and Nick Lucas, members of an already-famous band. But the thing about the show was that some of the writing on it was terrible. It just ended up being some weird slapstick humor that only a 10-year-old would laugh at. They took out the kissing scene that Nick had. I had to shave every day because they wanted me to pretend like I was 16 when I was 20 (when the show was done, I cut my hair off and grew as much of a beard as I could). We went along with it at the time, because we thought Disney was our only real shot, and we were terrified that it could all be taken away from us at any moment.”
The Disney shackles: “Disney made us more famous than we ever knew we could be, [but] being a part of a company like that comes with certain expectations. Not overtly, but there was a subtle vibe. We were working with Disney in 2007 when the Vanessa Hudgens nude-photo scandal happened. We heard that she had to be in the Disney offices for a whole day because they were trying to figure out how to keep her on lockdown. We’d hear execs talking about it, and they would tell us that they were so proud of us for not making the same mistakes, which made us feel like we couldn’t ever mess up. We didn’t want to disappoint anyone—our parents, our fans, our employers–so we put incredible pressure on ourselves, the kind of pressure that no teenager should be under.”
Media training: “We were just kids. That’s the reality. We were frightened little kids. So you got all this responsibility that’s foisted upon you and you’re expected to be perfect. I went through media training, and I hated it. They’d teach you how to change the subject, whenever you were asked an uncomfortable question, by saying something like, ‘Oh, that reminds me of my dog! I have a great story about my dog!’ Playing dumb is the best way of getting out of anything. We also had a strategy for who would take which kinds of questions. If it was a serious question, Nick would answer it. If it was lighthearted, Kevin would. Nick and I took questions related to our music and explaining what certain songs meant. We even did a Good Housekeeping story with our mom where we were wearing these horrible pastels. It makes me cringe just to think about it.”
About those purity rings: “The topic that dominated news coverage of us for a long time was the whole promise-ring thing. We couldn’t escape it. It started when I was really young–I must have been 10 or 11. There’s a program people do in some churches called True Love Waits, where you wait for marriage to have sex. Kevin and I decided to join–Nick tried it later. Fast-forward a few years, we’ve started playing music and we-re working with Disney and we have these rings. I remember this interview with this guy whose entire agenda was to focus on the rings. Now I know that I don’t have to answer any questions I don’t want to. Like, why do you even care about my 15-year-old brother’s sex life? We decided to take the rings off a few years ago. I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20. I’m glad I waited for the right person, because you look back and you go, ‘That girl was batsh-t crazy. I’m glad I didn’t go there.’”
Disney rebellions happen for a reason: “Being a part of the Disney thing for so long will make you not want to be this perfect little puppet forever. Eventually, I hit a limit and thought, Screw all this, I’m just going to show people who I am. I think that happened to a lot of us. Disney kids are spunky in some way, and I think that’s why Disney hires them. ‘Look, he jumped up on the table!’ Five, six, ten years later, they’re like, ‘Oh! What do we do?’ Come on, guys. You did this to yourselves.”
On drugs & alcohol: “The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley. I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, ‘Try it! Try it!’ so I gave it a shot, and it was all right. I don’t even smoke weed that often anymore. I was caught drinking when I was 16 or 17, and I thought the world was going to collapse. But I was in another country, and it was legal there. My 21st birthday, I fell down a flight of stairs. I was unconscious that time, and my whole team was scared to death that somebody was going to get a picture. Now I appreciate wine or a vodka-soda at the end of the day every once in a while.”
On the future: “Now that I’m 24 and have control of my life, I’m going back to the drawing board. I’ve been through a sh-t-ton of stuff, but I’m genuinely excited because now I can go back to the studio with those people who I used to work with. I don’t have to rely on anyone else’s opinion, whether good or bad, and hear them say, ‘No, no, you can’t go write with them. That’s too weird for us.’ Because weird works. Look at Lorde.”  
To read the rest of the interview head over to Vulture.com


JOE JONAS SAYS 'MILEY AND DEMI MADE ME SMOKE POT' JOE JONAS SAYS 'MILEY AND DEMI MADE ME SMOKE POT' Reviewed by Jason Santoro on December 02, 2013 Rating: 5

No comments:

JasonSantoro.com

Image Link [https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tbx05d-Pwiw/WaigVPknQlI/AAAAAAAAID8/v2G017kOy9oI3AlC-eAIAPnYVV8iFYbtwCLcBGAs/s1600/Snake-Jason-Santoro.jpg] Author Name [JasonSantoro] Author Description [JasonSantoro.com Is The Best Celebrity Gossip Site On The Planet. Celebrity Gossip | Fashion | Music | Entertainment] Twitter Username [JJSantoro] Facebook Username [None] GPlus Username [103549030005130845889] Pinterest Username [JasonSantoro] Instagram Username [none]