"I really hope to find a role that will be right," he told me the other day while promoting his debut single, "See No More."
He may not have to wait much longer...
"There's a role that I've been creating with my friend," Jonas said. "I've had this idea for a long time and, well, he's a famous movie producer so we're like, 'Let's just get a writer and make it happen.'
"So this writer and I have started working together," he continued. "He's doing a great job and really close to finishing the final draft. We'll see how the record plays out and then take two months to film the new movie."
For now, though, it really is about the music. Adele is on the top of Jonas' wish list of other artists he'd like to work with. "I've been a big fan of hers for a long time," he said. "She's unbelievable. She can just sit there and sing and she'll kill it."
On the other side of the spectrum is British rapper Tinie Tempah. "I think if anybody stole my iPod, they'd probably be upset because I'm so all over the place," he laughed.
Jonas recalls when—back in January 2010—he first told me he was thinking of pulling and Nick and going out on his own.
"I do remember that actually," he said. "I kept it under wraps for quite a while and then at the beginning of January I started really getting into it and started working with some producers and time just flew by."
At the height of recording, he put together 40 songs, which he eventually dwindled down to about 20. "Then we cut that down and cut that down until it was really a perfect product," Jonas said.
What happens to all those other tunes?
"They're out there for people," he said. "If an artist wants to use them that's kind of the idea, like somebody like [Australian teen pop star] Cody Simpson. It there's something that I might feel like, 'OK, this might be perfect for them,' I'll send it to them to see what they think and it's up to them to cut if they want."
Sounds like Cody Simpson may be hearing from Jonas any day now.