in the new romantic comedy love againChildren's book author Mira Ray (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) learns how to love again when she falls for an entertainment reporter (Sam Heughan) who has her late fiance's phone number.
But first she tries her hand at online dating, meeting a match over dinner at a restaurant. As the camera pans above the ground, the mystery man is revealed whom viewers will immediately recognize: Nick Jonas, Chopra Jonas' real-life husband.
In a wink-wink laugh-out-loud joke in a rom-com, the two become horribly incompatible. Jonas' Joel is a self-obsessed carnivore dude-brother who still plays tricks on Mira (and licks her face in the backseat of a new york City taxi) despite the lack of any kind of chemistry between them.
In a new interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Chopra Jonas recounts how she and writer-director Jim Strauss wooed her husband to shoot a cameo while filming in London in 2020.
“We were filming during COVID, so we had to cast a random actor to try and do this scene, and that person had to quarantine for 14 days to be able to shoot the scene with me, Chopra Jonas (Quantico, The Citadel) told us.
“And I was also just a little pissed off about somebody licking my face. And Jim said, ‘Well, your husband's here.' [Nick] came to London to help me settle. And [Jim] It was like, ‘What if we ask her?' And I was like… ‘Great idea.' I went home and Nick was very sweet about it. He actually took one for the team.
In fact, the actress says her Jonas Brother pop-star husband may have enjoyed the assignment a little too much.
“He was really leaning in like practicing [character's] Douchebag nature… like staring at your biceps and stuff,” she laughs. “It's the opposite of who she is. So it was really fun. … She likes it.”
love again is playing now.
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