Christopher Mintz-Plasse's 'Superbad' co-star Jonah Hill did not find him appealing

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2022

There may be more to a co-star's performance than what appears on the surface, especially with someone like Jonah Hill.

A Vanity Fair interview published Wednesday covered the making of teen comedy 'Superbad,' marking the 15th anniversary of the movie. In his audition, Hill - who played Seth - admitted he and Mintz-Plasse didn't get off on the right foot, despite being impressed by his talent.

According to Hill, Chris was fantastic right from the start. During that period, I found him to be annoying.'According to Mottola, Mintz-Plasse portrayed McLovin, aka Fogell, with an air of coolness and confidence that everyone else was boring and nerdy. 'He was Dean Martin instead of Jerry Lewis.'

Producer Judd Apatow added that Hill became a subject of Mintz-Plasse's acerbic jokes in the film since he became the target of his attacks.'During the audition, he was very caustic and attacked Jonah and made improvs insulting Jonah,' Apatow said.

It didn't sit well with Hill that this approach was comedic. Seth Rogen, who wrote the screenplay and starred in the film, said Jonah hated him immediately. In response, he said, 'That was messing with my rhythm. I couldn't perform with that guy.'

This tension between oil and water, however, was what gave these characters life, according to Apatow.' Jonah said, 'I don't like that guy. I don't want him to do it,'' said Apatow. This is exactly why we're hiring him. It could not be better. You are bothered by it, and that's exactly what we want.' I replied.

The instincts of Apatow made his movies magical. Rogen, Michael Cera, Emma Stone, Hill, Mintz-Plasse, and Michael Rogen appeared in the film. Audiences flocked to the 121.1 million dollar film. At the box office, it brought in $5 million. 

The role of Fogell was Mintz-Plasse's first acting role, which he auditioned for his senior year of high school. It was just a scrawny kid like me. I was super stoked to be there,' Mintz-Plasse said. Since I did not think I would be getting the role, I had Seth and everyone sign my script. He also experienced a life-changing experience as a result of the film's success.

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