Ian Lawrence / Splash News
Ian Lawrence / Splash News
Jonah Hill wants to be taken seriously as an actor. And he's not afraid to say it.
The 29-year-old star, along with This Is The End costars Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and James Franco, were all interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine for an article dubbed "The Doobie Brothers: Lighting Up With The Stars of This Is the End," but not only did Hill decline to partake in any e-joint puffing like his costars, he also came across as quite serious, refusing to answer most of the mag's silly questions.
To be fair, the interviewer did first call him "Seth," but then again, this is an interview for a raunchy comedy.
"My workout routine is of little relevance," the actor stated when questioned about his morning routine as an easy interview opener (though, to be fair, he did answer that he used an elliptical machine before growing tired of the line of questioning).
The article details how Jonah's eyes "nearly jumped out of their sockets" when asked what kind of farter he is.
"I'm not answering that dumb question! I'm not that kind of person! Being in a funny movie doesn't make me have to answer dumb questions. It has nothing to do with who I am," Hill responded to the softball query.
Although Hill skyrocketed to stardom thanks to comedies like Knocked Up and Superbad, he has since nab a Best Supporting Oscar nomination for his role in Moneyball in 2011 and seemed willing to discuss that part of his life a bit.
"I've done one of the biggest challenges you can do in Hollywood, which is transition from being a comedic actor to being a serious actor, and I'm really prideful of that," he says. "I could have made a billion dollars doing every big comedy of the last 10 years and didn't, in order to form a whole other life for myself. Now I have fulfillment doing both."
But other topics remained off limits for the actor.
How long he's been single (answer: "Don't worry about it") and his masturbatory habits, a topic Rogen is apparently more willing to discuss.
"No! We're completely different people," he said when asked if he ever talked about masturbating in a candid nature. "You know that, right? It seems to be a big part of Seth's life. I imagine maybe it's because he's married."
And his response didn't get much better when asked about Judd Apatow once calling him "angry" and "nerdy"
"Yeah, there was probably an angry time for me. But I couldn't be a less angry person. Judd maybe thinks of himself that way. But I haven't worked for him in five years. I adore him. But I'm f--king 29 years old and not some angry kid," he insisted.
Got it. Are you convinced?