Jonah Hill is not Gwyneth Paltrow
Jonah Hill was pissy with a Rolling Stone journalist recently. Click here for a refresher. He was widely snarked on for his behaviour. Jonah has now snarked back at the snark, telling Salon that:
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.
Well that was pretty clear. Your opinion doesn't matter to Jonah Hill. Jonah Hill only exists for the Martin Scorseses of the world. And, I guess, if Scorsese hired him, it must mean he belongs in that world. The world of "serious actors", which Jonah so desperately wants to be. Is?
Jonah Hill, are you Justin Timberlake? Because the thing is, you already WERE. An actor. And I wonder if his insistence on differentiating the category of actor is actually a disservice to actors.
As for the Scorsese validation -- it's kinda like how my Gwyneth operates: you can hate on her all you want, but she's still hanging out with RDJ and she'll always be Spielberg's goddaughter. The difference is that G doesn't have to say it out loud. We KNOW.
Jonah Hill had to remind us, by jamming it into our faces, that Martin Scorsese likes him. That's...not really how it's done, you know?
Here's a Jonah Hill story I've told before but I love to repeat. A few years ago, Duana and I ate dinner at Dan Tana's with some friends. While we were waiting for our table, Jonah Hill walked in with 3 others. It was just after Superbad. He was told there were no tables available, that he'd have to wait. "I'm Jonah Hill" was how he handled that.