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Nick Jonas on His Upcoming Gay Sex Scenes in 'Kingdom': 'It's About Human Needs'

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Nick Jonas performs on stage at G-A-Y Club Night at Heaven on July 18, 2015 in London, England. 

Nick Jonas is going to be getting down to business on the next season of the Audience Network drama Kingdom -- and according to him, the spicy scene is going to be "less about romance than it is about human needs."

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In a new interview, Jonas talks about his role as Nate Kulina, a mixed martial arts fighter who is questioning his sexuality, and was left in the season finale on the verge of liaising with a man outside a gay bar. "It's all happening," Nick told E! of his character. "He has a lot of layers to him and he's trying to figure out exactly who he is.

"It's tough because he's living and working in a really macho world and I think he's just trying to figure out where he fits in in being who he is," he added. "So it is a struggle and I'm trying to tell the story as honestly as possible with as much depth as possible."

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Jonas also spoke about his workout routine to prepare for the show's second season -- apparently, Nate slims down. "I actually had to lean up -- keep muscle, but keep it lean and more explosive, more athletic muscle than size," says Jonas of his need to get into character. "I'm not eating as much as I was. I was probably eating 5,600 calories a day. Now, it's probably closer to 2,000 calories a day."

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