The Jonas Brothers are not okay. (Stars, they’re just like us!) The post Game of Thrones universe is presenting a unique set of struggles to Kevin, Joe, and Nick. For Kevin, he simply can’t stop quoting the series. For Nick, well, he’s actually in denial, hiding his despair behind a chorus of repeating, “I’m fine.” And Joe, as it would appear in a hilarious new clip the newly-united trio shot for their Harper’s Bazaar digital cover, can barely go on.
The Nick-penned script sees the group’s photoshoot go awry as a result of their longing for the HBO epic. Joe can’t smile for cameras—eventually he’s sulking in a bathtub, solo. Kevin can’t carry a conversation without an errant “Winter is coming,” working its way into his lines. And Nick gets caught up in an imaginary sword fight (literally) that eventually sees him tumbling into a car, setting off the alarm. You can, and should, watch the clip in its entirety, above.
Elsewhere in the interview, the three now-grown men discuss their rapid rise as young boys, the break-up that almost destroyed their brotherly bond, and how they found their way back to their shared music. “Being back with the Jonas Brothers? I truly never thought it would happen,” Kevin says. “Like, ever. When that chapter closed, it closed. I put that book on the shelf.”
Joe echoed his sentiment: “I was like, ‘I’m not doing this again.” Later, he adds, “It was like, ‘You’re joking.’ And then it was like, ‘Fuck this. And fuck you guys. I’m going to go figure out what’s next for me and this will never happen again.’” Nick even admits he thought they’d never speak, on any level, ever again.
Time, and some very heartfelt apologies, really does heal all, though, and their reunion is starting to blind with its brightness. The group’s return single, “Sucker,” is now their first ever Billboard Hot 100 cut to debut at No. 1. Their Happiness Begins tour kicks off August 7 in Miami and features stops at fabled venues like New York City’s Madison Square Garden, which they’ll play twice, Boston’s TD Garden, and Los Angeles’s Hollywood Bowl.
“I’m so glad it worked,” Nick tells Harper’s. “By no means can we hang out and ride the wave. We’re going to have to keep pushing. But this could have gone terribly wrong. We’re grateful the pieces came together.”