First of all, he was the Underdog in a number of comedies, for example, the fat Kid in "Superbad." Then he moved on to the so-called serious subject, played with Directors such as Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), its partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Now, however, Jonah Hill, 35, is sitting in a Berlin Hotel, and says: "Oh, the acting was more of an accident. I always wanted to be a Director."
he managed That. His directorial debut is called "the Mid90s," is neither a shrill Comedy is still a strong actor of film with Stars. On The Contrary. It is a finely observed Drama about a thirteen-year-old who wants to have in Los Angeles is such a cool Skateboard like the older boys in the neighborhood. It's about the skating as a way of life, to Belong to a group, and to the Breaking out of the world of the parents – or here, the mother and the strict brother.
Trailer for the Film "the Mid90s". Video: Youtube/cinema check
the Premiere of "the Mid90s" was last September in Toronto, the Film got excellent reviews. And the Director has to explain since then, again and again, as he came to the topic. "Everything is autobiographical," is the short version of the answer. So you're this Boy standing in the centre? "Sure, I'm Stevie, desperately wants to belong," says Jonah Hill. "But I'm also the Star of the group, which dominates the Skater-art pieces like no other. I'm the Clumsy one that always falls on the snout. I am the mother. I put in all the figures."
The Acting designated as a "happy accident"
everybody and nobody, a practical answer. The truth is, Hill grew up in the 90s in Los Angeles. He was fat, a geek. And he is on a Skateboard, which he found a little connection. "I was a bad Skater," he says. Then you are not skating? "Where do you think I got my Board, yesterday I looked at driving to Berlin." So bad you can't be in this case? "I'm all right. But not one of the Best I have."
The Best. This is the keyword. With less Jonah Hill is not happy. He came as a child with the Showbiz in touch, his mother a costume designer, his father, road Manager of Guns N’ Roses. As an actor committed himself to Jonah, always with the whole body, literally, several times drastically and, if required by the role. On the Set, he not only played, but watched as the Directors – he also worked for the Coen brothers, Tarantino, Gus Van Sant – their thing went. "I mean it when I say that my acting was an accident. A happy however," he adds, "that was in some ways my film school, I also learned in worse movies. Therefore, I knew that I can do it."
comedian, Director, and Amateur cat: Jonah Hill, 35. Photo:
This Confidence also radiates out to the contributors in "the Mid90s". Professionals only Lucas Hedges (the brother) and Katherine Waterston (the mother). The Rest recruited Hill in the skate Park. It's guys who can drive well, including in those circles well-known Na-Kel Smith. Amazingly, however, that this presents not only pieces of art. But in a key point of a monologue that could easily seem ridiculous. How he presents him, but genuine and touching: "He's just a natural talent," says Jonah Hill. And: "well, maybe I taught him a few Tricks. So like me on the Board."
He worked for four years on a dream, this Film shoot
The trump card of the film is that everything is perfectly matched: The Look with the in the 1990s, sought-after fischaug optics, the Songs of A Tribe Called Quest to the Pixies, with an additional Soundtrack by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross. And also the premises: "We have made an effort to have the Park in front of the court building, where we had once gathered again to look like back then," says Jonah Hill. He wanted to leave nothing to chance. And worked for four years on the script and the dream to make this Film.
it worked perfectly. Just with a compliment, he has trouble. Several times Mid90s has been described as the "male Version of" Lady Bird", "the first Film of the actress Greta Gerwig, who brought it as an Independent Hit to the Oscars. "I like "Lady Bird", my sister plays, but I think I realized something on its own," says Jonah Hill. He is working on a further direction of the project, but does not want to say what it is.
Or is it? At the end of the interview, the Ex-comedian makes a joke: "My next Film, the male Version of what will then be just came out to be big."
"the Mid90s": Thursday in the cinema
Created: 13.04.2019, 19:31 PM