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Jonah Hill Explains the Origins of His Very Adult 6-Year-Old 'SNL' Character Adam Grossman!

Ahead of returning to host Saturday Night Live next week (November 3), Jonah Hill stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers last night (October 24)!

In spirit, the 34-year-old actor briefly chatted with Seth about the origins of his very funny 6-year-old recurring SNL character Adam Grossman.

Jonah revealed that the character was all thanks to a story Bill Hader shared: “In his hometown he went to Benihana and saw a kid, but he didn’t know if it was a 40-year-old man or a 6-year-old kid,” Jonah explained. “Bill started doing it as like a mafia Tony Soprano guy — and you were there — and then I started doing him as a Catskills comedian, like super hacky Catskills. And then you, Bill, and I stayed up all night writing it, and we were laughing, and it was one of the joyous memories of my life.”

Jonah also talked about how skateboarding impacted his life, the magazine he wrote for his film Mid90s and other memories of hosting SNL – Watch below!


Jonah Hill Tells the Backstory of the SNL Character Adam Grossman

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Jonah Hill Reveals That He Doesn't Drink or Party

Jonah Hill stops by SiriusXM for an interview on The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday (October 23) in New York City.

The 34-year-old actor and Mid90s director opened up about why he doesn’t drink or party anymore.

“No I don’t drink. I just don’t drink. I just don’t party,” Jonah said. “I like to be healthier. I like to be in a good mood. Being hungover effects your mood — to me at least. I support people who are living their lives and being happy.”

Jonah said he is trying to quit smoking cigarettes and that he doesn’t smoke marijuana.

“I’m a human being, so I’m trying to quit smoking. That’s a really f–ked up one,” he said. “It’s the last thing I’m working on.”

Jonah also discussed the death of his brother Jordan Feldstein last year.

“The only reason I don’t want to talk about it, is because it’s painful,” he said. “Not out of disrespect. But I miss him and I love him and I wish he was here.”

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Jonah Hill Almost Played Justin Timberlake's Role in 'Social Network'

Jonah Hill almost played Justin Timberlake‘s role in the 2010 movie The Social Network, directed by David Fincher.

“Low-key, David Fincher, or high-key, David Fincher didn’t want me in Social Network,” Jonah said during an appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast. “It was between me and Justin Timberlake for that part… Obviously [Fincher’s] the man, but he was not having me. The studio wanted me, I think, and then Justin Timberlake was amazing in it.”

“Social Network is the one that I was actually like years later was like, ‘F—, like I’m so bummed,’” Jonah added.

If you don’t know, Justin played the role of Facebook’s first President, Sean Parker, in the movie. Of course, Jonah went to star in hits like Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street and earned two Oscar nominations for his roles in those films.

Jonah Hill Opens Up About Dealing With Public Scrutiny

Jonah Hill is opening up about dealing with public scrutiny about his appearance in his new magazine.

The 34-year-old actor helped guest-edit an entire magazine called Inner Children, which focused on self-love in the hopes of helping anyone struggling with their self-image.

“I became famous in my late teens and then spent most of my young adult life listening to people say that I was fat and gross and unattractive. And it’s only in the last four years writing and directing my movie, Mid90s, that I’ve started to understand how much that hurt and got into my head,” Jonah wrote in the opening manifesto.

While explaining the magazine on The Ellen Show, he added, “It took a long time — honestly until right now — for me to come out as sort of the person, the artist, mind, what I represent, how I feel, how I’d like to be spoken to, how I speak to the world in a way that actually represents who I am as a person as opposed to me trying to be something else that I’m not. I’m under construction like we all are.”

Hear all of Jonah‘s essay during his appearance on The Ellen Show.

Jonah Hill On Controversial Language In 'Mid90s': 'It Was More Important To Tell The Truth'

Jonah Hill keeps it cool and casual while attending the premiere of his directorial debut Mid90s held at the West LA Courthouse on Thursday (October 18) in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old actor-writer-director was joined at the event by the stars of the film Sunny Suljic, Na-kel Smith, Ryder McLaughlin, Gio Galicia, Olan Prenatt and Alexa Demie.

Jonah recently addressed not shying away from race, sex and homophobic slurs in the movie.

“I think people who grew up in that time period are having to unlearn a lot of messed-up lessons that were learned back then,” Jonah told Slate. “We’re talking about language that is ugly, behavior that is ugly. I felt it was more important to tell the truth and have that be the lesson, and show it in its ugliness, than to go back and change history.”

“I just wanted to show how that was and let the audience see that for what it is,” Jonah added. “Because at the end of the day, I’m not a moralist. I respect the audience too much to tell them what to think. That’s what I observed and tried to share.”

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