Jonah Hill 'immediately hated' Superbad co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Jonah Hill has revealed that he initially couldn't stand his Superbad co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

The stars and creators of the beloved comedy recently came together for a new Vanity Fair article celebrating the movie's 15th anniversary.

Titled 'It's Either Going to Be Really Funny, or They're Going to Be Horrified: An Oral History of Superbad', the Vanity Fair piece takes a trip down memory lane with the cast of the R-rated flick.

Co-writers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, executive producer Judd Apatow, director Greg Mottola, and many of the main cast reunited to discuss their favorite moments from filming the cult favorite.

Since being filmed in 2007, Superbad has become immortalized in comedic history as one of the most iconic teen movies of the early 00s.

The movie, which coined the term 'DTF' (an acronym for 'Down To F***'), follows Seth (Jonah Hill), and Evan (Michael Cera), as they embark on a quest to find alcohol, go to a party, and get laid. What ensues is a hilarious combination of awkward-yet-funny situations that demonstrate just how much effort the two friends will go to get their hands on some booze and impress their respective crushes.

Included in the Vanity Fair reunion was the shocking revelation that Jonah Hill immediately hated Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who starred as Fogell - also known as the endearingly irritating McLovin. Speaking on Mintz-Plasse's audition, Hill stated: "Chris was really, really amazing off the bat. And I think he was really annoying to me at that time."

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Cristopher Mintz-Plasse played the endearingly irritating Fogell, who tried to buy alcohol using a fake ID with the name McLovin. Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy

Judd Apatow then chimed in, revealing that, based on this fact alone, Mintz-Plasse would be the perfect addition to the movie: "In the audition, he was very caustic and attacked Jonah and did improvs insulting Jonah."

The award-winning executive-producer then added: "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.'"

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Since being filmed in 2007, Superbad has become immortalized in comedic history as one of the most iconic teen movies of the early 00s. Credit: RGR Collection / Alamy

Seth Rogen, who also played a cop in the movie, said in the interview: "Jonah immediately hated him," before adding: "He was like, 'That was f***ing with my rhythm. I couldn’t perform with that guy.'"

Mintz-Plasse, who has also starred as supervillain Red Mist in Kick Ass, also recounted his experience of the audition, recalling that he was shocked he got a callback for the movie. Out of all of his friends who auditioned, he was the only one who got called back to read with Greg Mottola, "which was a little weird," he stated.

Apparently, Mottola also didn't particularly like Mintz-Plasse either, recounting in hilarious detail that the future McLovin "played it like he was clearly the coolest guy in the room and everyone else was a nerd and a loser. He was Dean Martin instead of Jerry Lewis."

Despite the movie being almost two decades old, most millennials still recognize references to Mintz-Plasse's character, McLovin. In fact, in 2019 NME reported that a 20-year-old man was found to have used a fake Hawaiian ID using the name McLovin.

Rogen  couldn't resist commenting on the incident, tweeting: "My work here is done."

There's not much more to say on that incident, other than "Chicka, chicka-yeah... fake ID."

Featured image credit: Maximum Film / Alamy

Jonah Hill 'immediately hated' Superbad co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Jonah Hill has revealed that he initially couldn't stand his Superbad co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

The stars and creators of the beloved comedy recently came together for a new Vanity Fair article celebrating the movie's 15th anniversary.

Titled 'It's Either Going to Be Really Funny, or They're Going to Be Horrified: An Oral History of Superbad', the Vanity Fair piece takes a trip down memory lane with the cast of the R-rated flick.

Co-writers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, executive producer Judd Apatow, director Greg Mottola, and many of the main cast reunited to discuss their favorite moments from filming the cult favorite.

Since being filmed in 2007, Superbad has become immortalized in comedic history as one of the most iconic teen movies of the early 00s.

The movie, which coined the term 'DTF' (an acronym for 'Down To F***'), follows Seth (Jonah Hill), and Evan (Michael Cera), as they embark on a quest to find alcohol, go to a party, and get laid. What ensues is a hilarious combination of awkward-yet-funny situations that demonstrate just how much effort the two friends will go to get their hands on some booze and impress their respective crushes.

Included in the Vanity Fair reunion was the shocking revelation that Jonah Hill immediately hated Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who starred as Fogell - also known as the endearingly irritating McLovin. Speaking on Mintz-Plasse's audition, Hill stated: "Chris was really, really amazing off the bat. And I think he was really annoying to me at that time."

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Cristopher Mintz-Plasse played the endearingly irritating Fogell, who tried to buy alcohol using a fake ID with the name McLovin. Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy

Judd Apatow then chimed in, revealing that, based on this fact alone, Mintz-Plasse would be the perfect addition to the movie: "In the audition, he was very caustic and attacked Jonah and did improvs insulting Jonah."

The award-winning executive-producer then added: "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.'"

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Since being filmed in 2007, Superbad has become immortalized in comedic history as one of the most iconic teen movies of the early 00s. Credit: RGR Collection / Alamy

Seth Rogen, who also played a cop in the movie, said in the interview: "Jonah immediately hated him," before adding: "He was like, 'That was f***ing with my rhythm. I couldn’t perform with that guy.'"

Mintz-Plasse, who has also starred as supervillain Red Mist in Kick Ass, also recounted his experience of the audition, recalling that he was shocked he got a callback for the movie. Out of all of his friends who auditioned, he was the only one who got called back to read with Greg Mottola, "which was a little weird," he stated.

Apparently, Mottola also didn't particularly like Mintz-Plasse either, recounting in hilarious detail that the future McLovin "played it like he was clearly the coolest guy in the room and everyone else was a nerd and a loser. He was Dean Martin instead of Jerry Lewis."

Despite the movie being almost two decades old, most millennials still recognize references to Mintz-Plasse's character, McLovin. In fact, in 2019 NME reported that a 20-year-old man was found to have used a fake Hawaiian ID using the name McLovin.

Rogen  couldn't resist commenting on the incident, tweeting: "My work here is done."

There's not much more to say on that incident, other than "Chicka, chicka-yeah... fake ID."

Featured image credit: Maximum Film / Alamy