My nemesis… The Will Wheaton to my Sheldon Cooper, the Khan to my Captain Kirk, the McDonald’s chicken nuggets to my Channing Tatum abs… I can only be referring to Jonah Hill.
Now, I know some people commented that I’m a tad harsh on that troll of a man, but I’m not. You see, Jonah Hill is the worst kind of celebrity the one who is half fake nice and will smile as he disses you. Honestly, was The Sitter that much of a classic? NO!
Before I jump on my tangent I need to give the floor to the wonderful Ms. Pinky who took the opportunity to write in about her own failures with Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill… doesn’t that just make you gag a little? Anyway, even though Pinky eventually got a photo with Jonah it wasn’t because he was being kind.
I’m going to go on if I don’t stop now… and I can go on… and on… and on…
Pinky, stop the insanity and take it away!
Hello, my lovelies. Pinky Lovejoy here amused, as always, by hearing about Mikey’s nemesis, Jonah Hill. You see, Mikey has a long history of Jonah fails, so having another bad experience to add to the collection just makes me giggle. What else can I do, right? I mean, I couldn’t even believe Mikey went out for him again, knowing how much the sight of Jonah drives him crazy.
Still, this reminds me of my own tragic story with Jonah at Sundance several years ago when he was there to promote the movie, Cyrus. At the time, Jonah was best known for Superbad and hadn’t yet become the Academy Award Nominated actor (sorry, Mikey, I know that makes you cringe) he is now. I totally expected him to be outgoing, funny, jovial, and just cool as hell to fans. Boy, was I wrong.
We went to meet him after his movie premiere and waited out back where the stars exit. As we were waiting, an unexpected and wonderful surprise happened: out of the darkness, Bradley Cooper appeared. Seriously, he just came out of nowhere. He wasn’t on the list to be at the Festival, no one knew he was there, and apparently he’d been watching the movie because he was friends with someone in the film (Jonah? Could it be?). At the time I was in a huge crushing-on-Bradley-Cooper-phase (well, that never really went away) and I couldn’t believe he was right in front of me.
Not only that, but he was the most incredibly cool celebrity in the world – he took his time with everyone, signed autographs, took pictures, and after everyone was taken care of, he made sure to ask the group if we were OK or if we needed anything else. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! Who does that? I was so giddy I thought I was going to explode. Not only did we take one of my favorite pictures ever together, but my friend took another one that makes it look like I’m thanking God for putting Bradley next to me. It makes me laugh every time.
As that went so well, I thought getting Jonah over to have a similar experience would be no problem. Sadly, this was not to be. While he did come over to the barricade, it was really rushed and our first attempt at a picture was a MAJOR fail. Drat! Plus, he wasn’t the fun-loving, cordial guy I thought he’d be. He was kind of a douche. But, you know, it was my first time seeing him, his movie had just premiered, who knows what was going on. I’ll give him a pass.
The next day, to my surprise and delight, we saw him up on Main Street. Although he was walking quickly, I thought I could get up next to him and try again. Sadly, that picture, also, was a MAJOR fail! Gah!
I was starting to panic that I’d only have two terrible pictures to rely on and then I saw him again the next day at a premiere. Hooray! Part of me didn’t want to bother him, as I felt I’d bugged him enough already, but at the same time, I loved Superbad and really wanted a decent picture with him. So, I rallied every last bit of courage I had left and walked up to him with a full on speech I’d prepared in my head. I told him I was really sorry, but I was a big fan and had tried for several days to get a picture and they keep turning out terrible. I was certain that the third time would be a charm, right? WRONG! In what might possibly be our WORST PICTURE EVER, it was three strikes you’re out with us. FAIL FAIL FAIL.
As a bit of an epilogue, I did see him out in Hollywood at a premiere last year with Michael Cera and caught him in a nice enough mood. Still not super cheery, but he did it. After all that hard work, I finally have one fairly decent picture with Jonah Hill, so now I’ll never have to ask him again. And if nothing else, at least I got that amazing picture with Bradley Cooper, right?
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