By Henna Kathiya
Jonah Hill’s appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” was ostensibly to promote his new movie “Moneyball,” but all anyone is talking about is his revelation of a bit of bad blood between himself and “Glee” star Matthew Morrison. It all went down at the FOX upfronts, where Hill was promoting a new show he co-created, which is set to air on the network later this season.
“I realized it’s like high school and I’m the new kid in this FOX high school and they separate you on two sides of the room alphabetically by show,” Hill said. “So I’m like the dorky new kid, I have no one to be cool with.”
So while Jonah is feeling all insecure and awkward about being there in the first place, a woman at the event told Hill to stop talking even though he wasn’t and in typical high school fashion, Morrison – apparently the “jock” in this situation (weird, right?) – begins to pick on the “Superbad” funnyman.
“It gets worse,” Hill said. “This guy [Matthew Morrison] piggybacks on this woman calling me out. I never met this guy before in my entire life, and he is like, ‘Yeah Jonah can you stop talking for one second?'”
Apparently, Morrison’s comment inspired several people to begin laughing at Hill.
“I wasn’t even talking to anybody,” Hill continued. “I was just sitting there. Not only do I get called out by this woman, but this dude from ’Glee’ calls me out and like ’Green Mile’ is laughing, Randy is laughing. It was like, haha, like I am a mother**king clown!”
Hill states that the whole situation was a “bummer” and he was pretty shaken up by it all.
“I’ve got it in my head that I don’t like this guy. I am sure he is a good human being, but you don’t throw a dude under the bus,” Hill said. “He’s a big timer at Fox and I’m the new kid.”
We don’t usually advocate fighting fire with fire, but if Morrison ever gives you a hard time again, Jonah, remind him that in 2007, the year you broke out in “Superbad,” he was playing “Department Store Salesman #2” in “I Think I Love My Wife.”