Fifteen years after “Superbad” opened in theaters, screenwriter and co-star Seth Rogen revealed that Jonah Hill wasn’t in love with McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) on set.
The solid and crew not too long ago sat down with Self-importance Honest to walk down reminiscence lane, and whereas discussing the making of the uninhibited 2007 teen comedy, Rogen talked about how Hill “hated” Mintz-Plasse initially.
“Jonah immediately hated him. He was like, ‘That was fucking with my rhythm. I couldn’t perform with that guy,’” Rogen recalled Hill saying about Mintz-Plasse’s audition with him.
Government producer and founding father of Apatow Productions, Judd Apatow, advised the journal that Mintz-Plasse was “very caustic and attacked Jonah and did improvs insulting Jonah” throughout his third callback.
“Jonah said, ‘I don’t like that guy. I don’t want him doing it.’ And I said, ‘That’s exactly why we’re hiring him. It couldn’t be more perfect. The fact that it bothers you is exactly what we want,’” the comedic director recalled, referring to the on-screen static between the annoying McLovin and Seth (performed by Hill).
Mintz-Plasse stated he was a “scrawny kid” who was “super stoked” to even be auditioning for his first characteristic movie.
He stated that he requested Rogen and the solid to signal his script as a result of he didn’t suppose he would get the half.
“It was my first movie, and I was nervous,” he added, earlier than revealing that after the movie premiered and gained the hearts of viewers, he achieved sudden fame.
“I remember the weekend after, going to Chipotle. I got recognized, and a girl would climb over my friends to try and touch me. And I would run out of the Chipotle, and all of their friends would run after me,” Mintz-Plasse stated.
In spite of everything these years, issues have come full circle, with Hill admitting to Self-importance Honest, “Chris was really, really amazing off the bat. And I think he was really annoying to me at that time.”