‘He’s everybody’s Uncle Jesse,’ singer/actor jokes to MTV News about ‘Full House’ alum.
By Jocelyn Vena
Nick Jonas is currently playing Finch, the lead role in Broadway’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” following in the footsteps of an elite group of singers and actors, including Matthew Broderick, Ralph Macchio and, most recently, Darren Criss and Daniel Radcliffe.
But Jonas finds himself channeling a few other actors — one of whom he happens to be besties with — for his performance.
“I’m a big fan of Bobby Morse; he was the original, and he was in the movie. I love his work in the movie,” he said, before joking, “I obviously didn’t get to see him when he was Finch in the ’60s. But I really loved his performance [in the movie], and John Stamos is a friend of mine and also played this role back in 1995.”
In case you’re wondering how Stamos and Jonas know each other, they both appeared in “Hairspray” at the Hollywood Bowl last year and have stayed in touch since.
“He came and saw the show and overall is a pretty hilarious guy,” Jonas said. “So it’s been fun, and I hope that I can meet Bobby Morse one day. Stamos actually sent me a picture of he and Bobby Morse to kind of rub it in my face, so I’m a bit jealous.
“[Me and] Stamos? It’s like dynamite,” Jonas continued of their bromance. “We watch a lot of YouTube videos. We talk about music quite a bit. He’s a big music fan. He’s a really good dude. He’s been really kind through the whole process, because he played the role. He knows what it takes to do it. [It’s a] cool older-brother type vibe in that sense. He’s everybody’s Uncle Jesse.”
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