Jonah Hill wants you to know that he is a serious actor and that he will not answer “dumb questions” about farting.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Hill got annoyed with the interviewer for first mistaking him for This Is The End co-star Seth Rogen and then asking him questions about what kind of farter he is.
The magazine previously interviewed Rogen, James Franco, and Danny McBride and asked them the same questions the interviewer asked Hill. The interviewer was warned by Rogen that Hill is very serious-minded but was still taken aback by his responses and reactions.
The interviewer started by jokingly referring to Hill as Rogen.
“I’m Jonah,” Hill said. “That’s a great way to start.”
Things only got worse from there. The interviewer asked Hill if he got into fights as a child, to which Hill said that he did, but now uses his words instead of his fists. But when Hill was asked about his farting habits, the 29-year-old nearly left the interview.
“I’m not answering that dumb question,” Hill said. “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 also kept quiet about his workout routine, which he said is “of little relevance” and wouldn’t say how he would be able to help out in a crisis. It was a relevant question, considering This Is The End is an apocalyptic comedy, but Hill simply didn’t want to answer those kinds of questions.
Hill then went on to hint that his days of acting in comedies are over. He has made the move to more serious movies such as the upcoming The Wolf of Wall Street and 2011’s Moneyball.
“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,” Hill said. “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.”
The complete interviews are part of a cover story about the cast of This Is The End and will appear in the June 20 issue of Rolling Stone.
Do you think Jonah Hill took himself too seriously in the interview?