Austin Mahone is ready for his close-up! And thanks to Big Time Rush, he’s getting it. The VMA-nominated singer is slated to make a cameo on the season finale of BTR’s Nick sitcom airing Thursday (July 25).
While he admitted his role wasn’t challenging, he did get some on-the-job training from the foursome. “I had such a great experience filming with Big Time Rush. I play myself so it wasn’t too difficult but it was my first time doing any sort of acting, so it was a little scary!” he told MTV News in a statement about the appearance.
“The guys and the crew were so awesome and made the shoot as easy as possible,” he added. “It was a really fun thing to do and BTR even taught me some acting tricks so I’ll be ready for my next role!”
In addition to a top hat-sporting Mahone, the special airing at 8 p.m. E.T. will also feature appearances from Nick Cannon, Alexa Vega, Karmin, Mindless Behavior and Fabio. “This episode is a fitting ending to season four,” BTR’s Kendall Schmidt added. “We always try to go big, and we worked hard to make a finale that will make a lasting impression.”
Until Mahone pops up in another acting project, his schedule seems pretty jam-packed. He’s up for an Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell Moonman at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards for his Colin Tilley-directed “What About Love” video. This year’s VMAs are taking place on August 25 live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Then, in October, he will kick off his headlining tour , sponsored by MTV’s Artist to Watch. It begins on October 17 in Miami. The 10-city trek will include his opening acts Becky G, Midnight Red and W3 the Future. It wraps up on October 30 in Royal Oak, MI.