Ever since Jonah Hill got slammed in a negative Rolling Stone profile a few years back, the actor has had a reputation for taking himself too seriously. This can trip some interviewers up, who think Hill is the same person he played in movies like Superbad and 21 Jump Street. Jonah Hill is not that person. He is a twice Oscar-nominated actor who doesn't enjoy being goofed on by strangers, a lesson French television presenter Ornella Fleury learned all too well when Hill and Miles Teller recently appeared on her show Le Grand Journal to promote their movie War Dogs.
The whole exchange was weird. While Fleury was doing all the talking, there seemed to be about eight different hosts the cameras kept cutting to, giving the vibe that Hill and Teller were surrounded, outnumbered, and getting ambushed. Then there was the obvious language barrier, with Hill and Teller listening to Fleury's remarks through ear pieces for translation purposes. But what did she say that pissed Hill off? He looks so happy! "When I saw you get sodomized by a 3-meter tall demon... I told myself, now that’s the man of my dreams," she said, referring to a scene from the comedy This Is the End. That was fine, but then Fleury brought Hill's very famous costars into her fantasy. "We would meet up in a hotel room at night. We would chat, you’d make me laugh... and then, all of a sudden, you’d bring your friends Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. And then you would leave." That caused Hill to clap back: "I'm glad I came on this show to get ridiculed by your local weather girl." Coldhearted.
The incident apparently left Hill wounded, or at least extremely annoyed, because he canceled the remainder of his press obligations in the country. Fleury sent a public apology of sorts to Hill, saying "Jonah, the problem is that for 10 years I have lived with you through your films... I really had the impression that I knew you, so last Friday I thought I was just messing around with a friend, but the reality is that we are not friends." Hill has yet to respond, and something tells us he won't.