Jonah Hill pushes back hard as he plays Christopher Mintz-Plasse in Superbad

Based on Vanity Fair’s Given the rich oral history of the film’s production, casting the character of McLovin, who was written as a scene-stealer, proved difficult. Goldberg said: “Obviously there was no actor suitable for the role. Casting director Allison Jones was forced to look outside of Hollywood, eventually covering Southern California high schools with casting announcements. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Mintz-Plasse joined his friends for an open audition and was shocked to receive a call back. After impressing enough with Mottola, the amateur actor read up with Cera and Hill, where he went straight to the latter in his final audition.

“Chris is really, really great,” Hill said. “And I think he was really annoying me at the time.” Mottola added, “He played it like he was clearly the coolest man in the room and everyone else was a nerd and loser. He was Dean Martin instead of Jerry Lewis.” This is, of course, the core of who McLovin is. He is a born loser who believes he is a gift from God. With absolute swagger, without flinching, he made it work. This drove Hill completely crazy.

“APATOW: During the audition, he was very caustic and attacked Jonah and had insults to Jonah.

ROGEN: Jonah immediately hates him. He said, ‘That’s so in tune with my rhythm. I can’t perform with that guy. ‘

APATOW: Jonah said, ‘I don’t like that guy. I don’t want him to do that. ‘ And I said, “That’s exactly why we hired him. It couldn’t be more perfect. The fact that it bothers you is exactly what we wanted.”

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