We dare you to look at Jonah Hill and not crack up. The actor is hilarious.
In a new interview, Hill dishes on a pair of upcoming movies: Funny People and Get Him to the Greek. Here are a pair of excerpts from it:
On doing stand-up comedy in Funny People: It was pretty frightening. [Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler] had years of stand-up experience. Honestly, the first show went remarkably well. We have it on film. From there on, it went kind of downhill… It’s almost like, when someone plays poker for the first time, they might be a professional poker player out of ignorance, just accidentally winning. That was how it felt in my first stand-up appearance.
On teaming with Russell Brand for Get Him to the Greek: I didn’t want to make a spinoff movie because I really like the thought of trying to be completely original with every movie you make. Nick obviously saw something funny in the dynamic between myself and Russell and said, “Why don’t we make Russell a rock star and you a music executive and you’re both different people?”
But then it felt weird for Russell to play a different rock star, so we kept him as [Aldous Snow]. I play a different character. What I liked about him was that he became the most normal and together guy I’ve ever played in a movie. It’s been an incredible experience. I think the movie could possibly be one of the funniest I’ve ever done.