Jonah Hill Recalls How He Met Will Ferrell And Adam McKay While Living At Seth Rogen’s Apartment

Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen

Jonah Hill has come a long way from being the aggressively funny kid from Superbad. In fact, it’d be pretty tough to recognize the Wolf of Wall Street star now thanks to his wild blonde hair, muscled biceps and skin art. Despite being at a completely different level professionally and a better place in life, Hill has no problem rehashing the time at the beginning of his Hollywood career. For instance, he recently recalled how he met other funny guys like Will Ferrell and Adam McKay while he lived in Seth Rogen’s old apartment, and it’s honestly pretty wholesome.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are older than Jonah Hill, and they hit it big in Hollywood well before Hill even made his first movie, having both done substantial stints on Saturday Night Live. In an interview with McKay for GQ Magazine, Hill told the story of how McKay was eating tacos with Ferrell when Hill happened upon them, and how elated he was when the pair wanted to talk to him. In Hill's words:

I remember when we met, because Seth Rogen lived in an apartment behind Canter’s [Deli, in Los Angeles], and then Seth was the first one to start making paper. And so he got a house, and then I moved into his apartment behind Canter’s. There was a taco shop around the corner, and you and Will Ferrell were eating tacos. It must’ve been right before or after Superbad came out, but I remember that you guys wanted to talk to me. And I sat down and talked to you guys. And you guys were, like, talking to me. And I was like, This is the sickest! This is it! I get to talk to these people I’m obsessed with.

I don’t know what is more satisfying to think about: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay chilling at a taco stand together or the fact that Jonah Hill’s friendship with Seth Rogen allowed him to take over Rogen’s apartment lease when he upgraded to homeownership. Actually, it may just be the internal monologue of Hill getting to chat with some of the comedians he adored at a time when they were all in the earlier days of their careers.

Now all of the people involved in the story are at completely different points in their life. While still pretty hilarious, Adam McKay and Jonah Hill are both making more serious types of films rather than the pure comedies of the early 2000s.

In fact, Jonah Hill is set to appear in Adam McKay’s upcoming Don’t Look Up, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. You can check out the film in limited theaters starting December 10, and then streaming on Netflix on December 24. You’ll also be able to catch Hill in another Netflix comedy with Eddie Murphy in the future, so we have plenty of Hill to look forward to.

Carlie Hoke
Content Writer

Constantly thinking about books, coffee, and the existential dread I feel from Bo Burnham’s Inside.  While writing I’m also raising a chaotic toddler, who may or may not have picked up personality traits from watching one too many episodes of Trailer Park Boys.