Jeremy Jordan is gearing up for the release of one of the biggest projects of his career. And he had one very important question: what happened to his murkin?
Unconventional hairpieces play an important role in spinning goldThe new film stars Jordan as Neil Bogart, the record label executive who founded Casablanca Records in the 1970s and was responsible for the high-profile careers of Kiss, Donna Summer, Village People, George Clinton’s Parliament and Joan Jett, among many others. On the other hand, the role was a transformation for Jordan—more of a sassy character than the sassy romantic lead had previously played.
Broadway and television actors have the jawlines Hallmark built for love. He starred in his first film last year. and the display of Disney determination that has shaped his career in many ways. His biggest breakout was in the lead role of Jack Kelly in the 2012 Broadway play. newswho lives an even bigger life when Disney debuts a feature film about its theatrical production on Disney+. That charisma translates into his longest-running TV role in a musical. smash and the CW series super girlHeck, even his first movie role in 2012. sound of happinessA film about a gospel choir performed by Dolly. Parton from everyone
Neil Bogart, on the other hand, recorded most of his time—which is… Freakier than the typical Jordan role. “Everyone had something,” Jordan said laughing in a Zoom interview with The Daily Beast’s Obsessed. It’s a dirty business. It’s all paid under the table. It’s all about borrowing money from the mafia. It’s stealing other artists from other labels. It was just very tricky.”
when comparing Bogart to his previous role Jordan smiled again. “Probably the closest I’ve ever gotten to playing Clyde Barrow. Bonnie and Clyde on broadway And he really killed people.” Still, spinning gold It was his departure—including his appearance in the film. It’s time to bring it back to Merkin. Everything should be brought back.
If you’re familiar with Jordan’s other work, you’ll know that he’s not particularly hairy. On his head and other areas, he looked in. spinning gold It’s shocking in comparison. “My hair will look like that if I let go. But maybe not beautifully curled,” Jordan said of him. spinning gold A wig with a POV that’s perfect for a memorable moment. “It must have been so fussy. And I had to tame it.” When he wore it on set, No one on set recognized him.
Then there are very noticeable chest hairs. Is that his? “No, not at all,” he said with another laugh. It turns out that wearing his shirt with several buttons unbuttoned—just as Neil would—make things aesthetically unsatisfying. “Because of my fragile chest hair.” At first, the make-up team attached tiny fibers. line by line on his chest But it made his skin red and irritated. It turns out he’s allergic to glue. during filming The team switched to a heart-shaped Merkin chest. Glue still bothered him. But this is definitely easier to manage.
“I want to keep patches. Mur eat that And really framed,” says Jordan.
It might be a proper memory. Not just for the movie. But for the time of his life and career. when we talk Jordan explains how the film came to him under unusual circumstances and at a turning point in his career and life. It was almost as if he was in a new stage of maturity—his chest hair was growing. (Forgive me.)
He starred in Broadway It Boy as the young lead dancing beat and beat. His IMDb page is full of projects. Hollywood is considered the “big break” for New York musical actors. He used to flirt with status. He has been described as an “internet fan” on several occasions due to his perfectly singing videos. hell from Céline Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” and Sara Bareilles’ “She Used to Be Mine” from waiter It has repeatedly spread and caused a lot of online buzz.
Jordan now plays a more mature role in spinning goldas the lead actor of the film He became a father for the first time to 3-year-old Clara who had just been born when he was filming the film. and he said he lived by “A Rockstar’s Dream” with his new band, Age of Madness.
“I’m past the age to play a kid character,” he says. “I’m not old enough to be an older character. I’m in the middle of a strange It’s always tricky and complicated not knowing what will happen next. But it’s really exciting. about this business.”
An unlikely offer of life
Like many movies about music history spinning gold It’s fun to have today’s famous singers play legendary characters in the film. One Wiz Khalifa plays George Clinton, Jason Derulo plays Ron Isley, while R&B great Ledisi is. Gladys Knight
There were originally going to be other music stars on the cast. At one point in early 2010, Justin Timberlake played Boggart. By that time Timothy Bogart, Neil’s son and spinning goldThe writer, director and producer are set to begin filming in 2018. Another unnamed (but “name”) actor is in talks to play his father. But two months before the shoot, Timothy said varietyHe panicked that they were about to pick the wrong person.
He called co-producer Larry Mark, who had also worked on the musical. dream girls and the greatest actor. Jordan performed an original demo for the latter song. singing for Hugh Jackman, who was recovering from surgery during the producer’s presentation. Mark’s suggestion was to find a Broadway “actor,” whom Timothy felt could capture his father’s gregariousness. Mark sent him a YouTube video of Jordan. Timothy was instantly stunned. Red-eyed jump to meet Jordan. Read the script secretly. and in the eleventh hour offered him the script
“He’s just straight up flirting with me, I’m like, I want every movie project to be like this,” Jordan says, grinning again. “Because I originally had to refuse many times.”
spinning gold The episode is set to shoot in Montreal in early 2019, just as Jordan’s daughter is about to be born. which was not an ideal time for people to spend months in Canada. In the end, the production timeline was delayed three months until after Clara arrived. And the family can travel safely.
It was the end of Jordan’s career so far. In his first movie role He starred alongside Dolly Parton, and this role could change careers in spinning gold is a producer, one beggar he to use. Milestones do not represent how things work for actors. “I feel very fortunate,” he says. “(Both projects) happened 10 years apart. It’s like now can we make them more consistent?”
If clips of his performances on YouTube helped him land the job, We have to wonder if the “It’s All Coming Back…” and “She Used to Be Mine” videos were the ones Timothy saw.
Céline Dion’s performance came from a 2015 New York cabaret show called “Broadway Loves Céline Dion.” Jordan didn’t know who was filming it. by saving important changes of his intensifying while the audience cheered with joy The 2018 clip of him singing “She Used to Be Mine” came from the MCC Theater’s annual “Broadway Backwards” fundraiser, where theater stars sing their favorite songs from roles they were never cast for, such as Jordan portraying Jenna. waitress.
Both videos were quickly picked up by pop culture sites and spread across social media, with fans impressed by Jordan’s impressive vocal gymnastic rhythm. Not to mention choosing songs that set their own mood (count Melanie Lynsky as first certifier of Clip Dion.)
“I think if you expect the flow of something, It would never be possible,” Jordan said, trying to assess the phenomenon of those shows’ usual resurgence. “A few weeks ago Pink posted about me. waitress Videos on her Instagram I was like, ‘How are you Pink?’ Like this keeps popping up again.”
He envisioned it as footage from one of his solo cabaret concerts captured. spinning gold Producer’s attention Especially during the song where he tells the story of his life. “I turn up the phone a little bit,” he said. I can’t be a mean actor. You have to be who everyone expects you to be.”
Jordan is known for his candor at these concerts. In a solo show in 2020 continueFor example, he talks about how he feels about being a father. It’s also where he tells stories about his obsession. best actor experience. When Jackman obeys orders and performs the ending which calls for thunderous applause But that’s where he found Zack. Efron is in talks to play a role in the movie Jordan is looking for himself.
The conversation also has a perfect timing. When it comes to another complicated moment in Jordan’s career, Last week, news came out that the TV series smashAfter many years of experimenting with the project. It will eventually be installed on Broadway in 2024, an endgame dream for one of the weirdest pop culture fan bases in recent history.
Jordan joins smash in the second season After the NBC show became a phenomenon, He and his cast filmed a total of 13 episodes before Season 2 premiered in 2013, and then the first episode aired. and everything changed
“We just lived in our little bubble and it was lovely,” he says. “And then the first episode of season 2 aired and there was a change in energy. Because people started to hate watching it. And it’s a really dark change. When we finish the season, it’s hard.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been through that pain,” he says, “because it’s been amazing for me in my career. But it dies as soon as it spawns. It felt like that.”
Of course, 10 years ago, his feelings about his career prospects would no longer be so gloomy. back with acceptance pragmatism and enlightenment
“I’m in a transition,” he said of his current career. “It’s strange. I became an unbelievable father. But it limited me because I was like, ‘I don’t want to go to Mexico for six years to shoot a TV show. (Away from my family)’ That didn’t appeal to me at all.”
while following new projects that suits him Jordan then filled the void with concerts and collaborations with his new band. There are also opportunities, such as limiting Seymour’s play in off-Broadway productions of little shop of horrors or a role in a Hallmark movie (gloriously titled Hanukkah on the Rye) that came unexpectedly.
“I started to make a path for myself. which I learned that really And that’s the only way to go. When you’re not lucky enough to be wooed by a big movie director. which just happened As we’ve said, every 10 years or so,” he said. What am I going to do in the middle?”
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