Jonah Hill says character’s Don’t Look Up Birkin bag was his idea – The Hollywood Reporter

Looking at Don’t look up, Jonah Hill’s character carries a Hermès Birkin handbag. The actor admits that the accessory was his personal choice.

In an interview for W’In Friday’s issue of Best Performances, the actor opened up about his character’s fancy accessory and was dazzled by Meryl Streep. In the Adam McKay film, Hill portrays the son and chief of staff of Streep President Janie Orlean, a role he described as “if Fyre Festival was a person and that person had the power to White House”.

“He’s in a suit because he works in the White House, but I gave him a Birkin because he’s kind of impersonating his mom,” Hill explained when explaining why he improvised the handbag as a prop. “A lot of these people worship their dad, and I thought it was cool that he worships his mom. He always calls his mom a ‘total rock star.’ Isn’t that great?”

Birkin’s choice of Hill wasn’t the only preference made for a role in the film. Don’t look up Costume designer Susan Matheson has revealed that Timothée Chalamet requested that his mullet hairstyle resemble that of tiger king’s Exotic Joe.

Although playing alongside a cast of friends, especially Leonardo DiCaprio, Hill admits he was blown away when he met Streep. “I may have shook her hand several times,” he said. The two were quick to form a “super close dynamic”, with Hill explaining that Streep’s work ethic was remarkable.

“She’s so great: as a person, as a professional, as an artist,” he explains. “She was there rehearsing after I left. She was there before me. She’s like in beast mode all the time, and cool. We used to talk a lot and hang out together, so the bullying goes away pretty quickly.

While working on the film, Hill says he lived with DiCaprio and they spent their time watching movies. However, Hill admits there was one show in particular that DiCaprio tried to get him to watch that he wasn’t a fan of. “Leo made me look The Mandalorian when we were doing don’t look up, and it was like Baby Yoda was so cute, but I didn’t care because I didn’t know anything about it,” he said, also explaining that he doesn’t normally watch the movie. science fiction.

In addition to Don’t look up, Hill also touched on another of his memorable roles: super bad. When asked if he would be in a sequel to the 2007 film, the actor reveals he already has a vision of what it would be like. “I haven’t presented this to anyone. What I want to do is when we’re 80, do a super evil 2. Like, ‘old-house super bad.’ Our spouses die and we are single again. That’s what I want super evil 2 be, and that’s the only way for me to get there.

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