Jonah Hill Suits Up for a New Undercover Mission in '22 Jump Street'

Oscar-nominated actor discusses his character's task of solving a crime while fitting in at college.
4:46 | 06/04/14

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And I'm here with two-time Oscar nominee Jonah hill. He is back with a new movie "22 jump street." His hit with Channing Tatum, "21 jump street." We want to address what happened over the weekend. You had a run-in with a photographer. And you apologized. You said it doesn't reflect the actions you feel. And the words you've used before in your life. I went on Howard Stern and jimmy Fallon and spoke my mind pretty -- as vividly as I could, and as closely as I could. And the only thing I have to add is that, you know, words can be really destructive. And this kind of defamatory language can have a profound effect on someone who is questioning their sexuality. And it's never okay to use that kind of language. And I personally vow to never, ever use that word ever again. And I urge everyone to do is the same. You learned something from the incident? Of course, yeah. Definitely. And spreading the message. Let's move back now to the movie. On the heels of your oscar-nominated run, "Wolf of Wall Street." What made you say, let's do "22 jump street"? I wanted to have fun with Channing. That's just it. We loved making the first one. It was so fun and funny. We're both off making movies and stuff. We don't get to see each other much. I was really getting to spend time with him and ice cube and making a fun, funny summer movie. We have a clip where you and your partner, played by Channing Tatum, are about to go undercover. Take a look. What are you doing? It's going to be killer. I'm making it look legit. I need you to improvise. I don't know what I'm doing. I need absolute silence while I fall into character. Can you give me a head start -- I need absolute silence. Absolute silence. I have to know, what was it like behind -- you do have such great chemistry on screen. Offscreen, it probably spilled over. When you're making a comedy, if you're friends and laughing, then that will spill over into the work. And that's kind of all you're really trying to do. Just make a fun movie that makes people laugh and have a good time. Channing will be stopping by tomorrow. Oh, my gosh. Anything we should know about him ahead of time? Something that would surprise us to know about Channing? Gosh. Give us the dirt. What would be surprising to know about Channing? I think you kind of just know he's great at everything. But he's more than just eye candy, right? He's great at everything. He's a great friend. He's smart. He has great advice. Just a good man. Maybe we should get some sage wisdom from Channing. You should. If I needed life advice, I would ask him, for sure. You can ask him for advice. Perfect. We'll see what he has to say. The movie made us all probably relive our college days. You went to college here in New York, right? I did, briefly. I had a brief tenure at university. Did it make you miss the college days? The laundry troubles? The bean bag chair? The shower caddie? We thought we were going to relive our college days. It makes you depressed, right? We shot at tulane. And all of the 18-year-olds to us, looks like they were 12. We thought we were young guys. It turns out we're not. We're actually old. Crazy stunts, though. This is an action comedy. Chan does all of his own stunts. And I do pretty much little to none of any stunts. That's good to know. I got Johnny Edward, worked for ten years, from behind looks exactly like me. And he does almost everything. Was he hanging off the helicopter, not you? I hung it off the helicopter. I'm not hanging off the side of that truck. Right there, that's not me. Maybe next time. Maybe in the next movie? The next sequel. Yeah. If there's more jump streets. We'll look for you to do your own stunts. "22 jump street" hits theaters on Friday. Thanks for joining us. A week from Friday. June 13th. Yeah. As we mentioned, Channing Tatum joining us tomorrow. If you have wisdom you need, ask CHAN. Yes. We'll turn to him for all of our advice tomorrow. Okay. No pressure, Channing.

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