Women in Music 2016

Nick Jonas 'Honored' to Play Gay Character on 'Scream Queens'

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Nick Jonas arrives at the "Scream Queens" premiere event at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Sept. 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, sponsored by Samsung Galaxy. 

With Nick Jonas' new role on Scream Queens, it marks the second time in as many years that Jonas has appeared playing a gay character on television. 

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Of course Jonas' role of Boone on the Fox horror comedy, which premiered on Fox Thursday night, is a bit less serious than in the MMA fighting drama Kingdom. But that hasn't stopped Jonas and others from drawing parallels between the roles. 

The pop star told ET, "I've been so honored to get to play some really strong gay characters ... and whatever I can do for the community is just a blessing to me."

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Jonas also teased the show and his role, saying, "For Boone in particular and this show as a whole, everything is not as it seems. So I would say get ready to get surprised by a lot of different things."

And when asked which of his TV roles includes the most tops-off acting, he had a hard time choosing. 

"I think it might be Scream Queens," the singer said. "There’s a scene or two that I’m shirtless in, but in Kingdom I play a fighter too, so there is a lot. It’s a lot, it’s a lot of shirtlessness."

Watch the interview here: