JONAS star Chelsea Staub plays Stella, the boys' best friend and stylist. She dished exclusively to J-14 about what the Jonas Brothers are really like, on-set pranks, going to the boys' first concert, and more!
J-14: Okay, spill it! What are the Jonas Brothers really like?
Chelsea: I would describe them as wonderful people. They've been raised right. You know those guys in school that are just like always nice and get straight A's and open your door and are probably on student council and on the football team? That's the Jonas Brothers and then just add really, really good looks and a lot of talent! They have a lot going for them!
J-14: The show seems really similar to your real life because you know the brothers as more than just rock stars, just like Stella.
Chelsea: Yeah. I first met the boys two years ago before they had been on the Hannah Montana tour, before their first album had even come out, before "S.O.S." had even hit the radio, and so when I first met them, they were just kids to me that I had seen on MySpace. I first saw one of their shows in Arizona and I bought my tickets at the door the day of. There were like 200 girls there. I dragged a couple of friends along from my hometown and said, "You've gotta see them! You've gotta come support my friends!" I remember we were back talking to them on their tour bus and my friends were like, "Oh hey, what's up?" They weren't really fazed -- they hadn't heard of them. They were text messaging and now, two years later, they're kicking themselves. They're like, "I can't believe we didn't talk to them and we didn't take a picture and like hang out when we had the chance!" So for me, it's been incredible to watch the climb.
J-14: Cool. So, what's your favorite song from JONAS?
Chelsea: "Give Love a Try" is a really sweet song. That song actually appearances several times in our show and each time with a different take on it and a different love story. My other favorite is a song called "Work It Out". It's almost a throwback to 60s Beatles-type sound. Very let's get together and peace and love.
J-14: We read that Joe played a prank on you by taking all of your stuff out of the dressing room? Any other pranks besides that?
Chelsea: There were always a lot of pranks. The big pranks started with the dressing room. Then while I was plotting my revenge for the dressing room prank, the boys actually got me a second time. I was like, "Why are the pranks always on me?" They went all out as far as hiding cameras and hiring actors to help with the prank and it's the second time I've almost cried. Now that it's on film, apparently it's going to show up somewhere. It will be somewhere because the evidence is on film. It's 20 minutes of me being really, really uncomfortable so I'm embarrassed that the world is eventually going to see it. They got me good.
J-14: What else goes on behind the scenes when the camera's aren't rolling?
Chelsea: When the cameras aren't rolling we're all teenagers. There's a cast of five pretty much. It's the three brothers who are obviously very close and then there's me and Nicole who have been friends for a long time and I met the brothers almost two years ago. We're all between the ages of 16 and 21, so we're very close in age. We have the same interests and are going through the same things with friends and relationships and also just wanting to hang out and quote movies and play pranks on each other and just be kids!
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