15 years after “Superbad” came out in theatres, screenwriter and co-star Seth Rogen said that Jonah Hill wasn’t in love with McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) on set.
The cast and crew of the 2007 teen comedy “Uninhibited” recently sat down with Vanity Fair to take a trip down memory lane. Rogen talked about how Hill “hated” Mintz-Plasse at first when they were making the movie.
“Jonah Hill hated him right away.” He said, “That messed up my rhythm.” I couldn’t work with that person, “Rogen remembered what Hill said about the audition Mintz-Plasse did with him.
Judd Apatow, the founder and CEO of Apatow Productions, told the magazine that during Mintz-third Plasse’s callback, he was “very mean” and “attacked Jonah and did improv insulting Jonah.”
“Jonah said, ‘I don’t like that guy. It’s not what I wanted him to do. And I said, “That’s why we’re going to hire him.” Nothing could be better. The fact that it bothers you is exactly what we want, “the comedy director remembered, referring to the static between the annoying McLovin and Seth (played by Hill).
Mintz-Plasse said he was a “scrawny kid” who was “super stoked” to be trying out for his first role in a full-length movie.
He said that he asked Rogen and the rest of the cast to sign his script because he didn’t think he would get the part.
“It was my first movie, and I was nervous,” he said. He then said that after the movie came out and won people over, he became famous overnight.
“I remember going to Chipotle the next weekend. So, I was recognized, and a girl would climb over my friends to try to touch me.
“I would run out of Chipotle, and all of their friends would run after me,” Mintz-Plasse said.
Things have come full circle after all these years, and Hill told Vanity Fair, “Chris was great from the start.” I think I found him annoying at the time. “