A Page From the Jonah Hill TMZ Playbook

Fabulous New York Times Magazine profile by Molly Young.

There’s a very entertaining profile of Jonah Hill in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. It was put together by Molly Young, who spent time with the actor at Susan Sarandon’s New York SpiN ping pong joint and a nearby lunch spot. Hill’s newest film War Dogs, opens Aug. 19.

At one point, the 32-year-old two-time Academy Award nominee succinctly and hilariously reminds what it’s like to be a celebrity in today’s viral, pay-for-embarrassing-play media world:

Once he was asked to audition for a part in a filmed musical adaptation, and he declined—because he can’t sing, but also because the long-shot possibility of his audition tape being leaked was too embarrassing to contemplate. This hypothetical struck him as even more embarrassing than a leaked sex tape, because after all, he said, “most human beings have had more practice at having sex than they have at singing.”

Speaking of Hill performances and media coverage, kudos to Young for also unearthing a telling quote about her profile subject from Cantor Yonah Kliger of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.

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