You were right on the target in "21 Jump Street". Were you given plenty of freedom to shape your character?
You bet! In the original screenplay my character was a journalists. With a French accent, holy mackarel!
Do people scream your name and applaud everywhere you go?
Touche'! I'm like a medicine, a Godsent one, for the mass. I'm all-embracing: I impress wealthy tycoons and disconsolate public defenders alike. Say, there are at least 16 boulevards with my name in four different countries, not counting Burundi and Shangri-La.
Jonah, should you give up acting, which kind of occupation would you like to choose?
Almost surely that of beekeeper. I already have quite an experience in that field.
If you didn't grow up to become known as the actor Jonah Hill, what do you think you would have done?
I would have gone to a film production company and sang John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt until they gave me a job.
If you could choose someone to reincarnate in, who would it be?
It's a no-brainer! Darth Vader.
I don't want to offend you, but you know that that's not a real person, don't you?
It's not!? How could you say that to me so cold-bloodedly!?
When your are not acting, which is your preferred hobby?
I think that collecting garden gnomes is quite relaxing. I like to paint them in yellow and blue.
Do you know Susan Brown (a former naturopath, now a historian) from Downey?
No, I don't, but my uncle has been briefly married to her. Then there was a public embarrassment about the odd suicide of a former lover, so their marriage came to a sudden finale.
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