Celebrities are real people. It's easy to forget sometimes, when the characters they play seem so close to us, almost like our friends. Especially when they play very similar characters, or they play themselves in a movie parody of celebrities and the end of the world.
We all have to learn this lesson, and journalists who interview celebrities have to learn it first. But, much to the chagrin of one Mr. Jonah Hill, a French broadcaster did not learn it quite soon enough.
Hill stopped by French TV show Le Grand Journal last week to promote his movie War Dogs and, via translation, found himself in one of the most awkward interviews we've seen. His interviewer, Ornella Fleury, tried to start the interview with a lot of jokes about Hill in This is the End, where he plays a parody of himself who at one point, has a sexual encounter with the Devil.
It's a NSFW point that Fleury wanted to visit over and over again, and after initially playing along, Hill got ticked off when Fleury took the bit too far.
Fleury said, "We would meet up in a hotel room at night. We would chat, you’d make me laugh ... and then, all of a sudden, you’d bring your friends Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. And then you would leave."
Hill was, er, not very into that comment. "I'm glad I came on this show to get ridiculed by your local weather girl," he responded.
Watch the interview for yourself, which has many a NSFW word popping up in the translated subtitles.
Fleury apologized on-air in a different episode, saying (via a translation from The Local Fr), "Jonah, the problem is that for 10 years I have lived with you through your films. In fact Jonah, I really had the impression that I knew you so last Friday I thought I was just messing around with a friend, but the reality is that we are not friends."
“No the reality is that you two have two Oscar nominations and I have two videos on my YouTube account," she continued. "You have made films with Scorese and Tarantino and me, I have made an advert for (a cleaning products company)."
Celebrities, they're just like us, except that they're not sometimes.