Last time Jonah Hill was on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, they had an epic real life #Hashtag Twitter conversation that instantly went viral.
This time he opened up to Fallon, apologizing for his Homophobic slur recently caught by TMZ and insisted people use the video as an example of what NOT to do.
Hill is set to star in 22 Jump Street, an upcoming 2014 American action comedy film produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, scripted by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel, from a story by Hill and Bacall, and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. It is the sequel to the 2012 film 21 Jump Street, based on the 1987 television series of the same name by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh. The film is scheduled to be released on June 13, 2014, by Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Hill also shared a story about how co-star and rapper Ice Cube was caught laughing at his own movie, Friday, while on a plane after shooting 21 Jump Street.
Isn’t that a bit cheesy, man?
Jonah Hill Apologizes for Homophobic Slur (VIA: Time)
Actor Jonah Hill gave an extensive apology on the Howard Stern Show Tuesday morning for a homophobic slur he fired off at a paparazzo this weekend.
A video posted on TMZ captured the star shouting, “Suck my d***, you f*****!”
Hill, who will soon appear in the comedy sequel 22 Jump St, apologized for his “disgusting” words and clarified that he was upset because “from the day I was born, and publicly, I’ve been a gay-rights activist.” Hill said that what truly disappointed him was that the word he used wasn’t a part of his daily lexicon, as he grew up with gay family members and will stand in a gay friend and coworker’s wedding.
“This person had been following me around all day, had been saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally,” Hill explained. “And I played into exactly what he wanted and lost my cool. And in that moment, I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people… I’m not at all defending my choice of words, but I’m happy to be the poster boy for thinking about what you say and how those words — even if you don’t intend them — and how they’re rooted in hate and that’s bullshit and I shouldn’t have said that.”