Jonah Hill Can Handle His Critics Because Martin Scorsese Likes Him!
Jonah Hill may have risen to fame in comedy roles such as ‘Superbad’ but he doesn’t feel as though he is stuck as a comedy actor and is keen to work on more serious parts which he has been talking about lately. When asked about his critics, Jonah says that while things may have bothered him in the past, he no longer feels as though other people’s opinions influence him because Martin Scorsese has personally shown his approval:
“You can dis me all you want on a blog, or write whatever you want in this magazine and I’ll just be like, ‘Whatever, man. Scorsese thinks I’m awesome.’ [Laughs.] He hired me and didn’t fire me, so I can kind of not care now. It really did give me personal assurance that I’m doing the right thing and that I’m talented in certain ways because he’s so important to me.”
And on knowing and hanging out with fellow famous people, Jonah says that it often shocks people that he knows really famous stars who show up to his birthday, and those who do turn up think it’s cool he can hang with famous and non-famous people (how good of him to mingle!):
“When Brad [Pitt] and Angie [Jolie] came to my birthday party last year, I think that was pretty shocking to a lot of people because that was at a small bar, but my birthday party this year was at my house and, um, some of the guys from The Wolf of Wall Street came over. My friends weren’t like, ‘Oh my gosh! A famous person’s here.’ More than that, it was the actors there who were like, ‘Man, it’s so awesome how close you are with all these people who don’t give a f–k that you’re in movies or that anyone else is in movies.’ Because no one cared that Leo [DiCaprio] was there.”