Two-time Oscar nominee Jonah "I'm An Actor" Hill recently called off the entire French leg of his European press trip for War Dogs, after a particularly uncomfortable appearance on French TV show Le Grand Journal last Friday.
Hill, alongside War Dogs co-star Miles Teller, faced a panel of French TV media personalities, including host Ornella Fleury, who began firing off overly-familiar jabs at Hill's onscreen personas.
Ornella professed her "love" for Hill, referencing particular movie moments, like when Hill's parody of himself got "sodomized by a demon" in meta-comedy This Is The End...
...to which Hill gave this gentlemanly, not-at-all sexist reply:
Fleury then joked that her ultimate sexual fantasy would be for her and Hill to "meet up at a hotel" at night, where they'd chat, and he'd "make her laugh a lot;" then, Hill's former costars Brad Pitt and (OSCAR-WINNER!!!!!!!) Leo DiCaprio would appear and Hill would "go away."
Mr. Hill, apparently not amused by the "I'd rather fuck your hotter friends" remark, quietly said, "I'm glad I came on this show to be ridiculed by your local weather girl."
Hill promptly canceled the rest of his French appearances, presumably after this incident; as evident in previous interviews, he's expressed a desire to be taken more seriously as an actor, so no doubt, this...rattled him.
Since the awkward exchange, Fleury has issued a humble, and very eloquent apology to Hill, stating:
Jonah, the problem is that for 10 years I have lived with you through your films. In fact Jonah, I really had the impression that I knew you so last Friday I thought I was just messing around with a friend, but the reality is that we are not friends.
No the reality is that you two have two Oscar nominations and I have two videos on my YouTube account. You have made films with Scorese and Tarantino and me, I have made an advert for Spontex (a company that specializes in making cleaning products)
I can't stop imagining Miles Teller, later that night, sitting against the hotel bathroom door, with Jonah locked inside.
MILES: Jonah...come on.
JONAH: Go away!