These are photos of Jonah Hill from June 16th, although they were only released over the weekend. I’m not sure why it took so long for them to come out, but I do know that I sat on these photos for a few days because covering Jonah Hill’s significant weight gain makes me sad. Jonah’s always been a bigger guy, and it feels like his weight has yo-yo’d significantly over the past five years as he crash-diets and then quits. It also feels like this kind of weight gain would be a MAJOR story in gossip circles if this was a woman. Like, if this was a woman, the weight gain, the backlash and the reaction would probably make the cover of People Magazine.
In the photos, Jonah was in NYC. He’s spent much of the past three months or so in Miami, filming Arms & the Dude with Miles Teller. It was not a role where Jonah “needed” to gain weight to play a real person – the story is based on two real Miami guys, but neither of the guys is significantly overweight. I’m just saying, this doesn’t feel like “Oh, Jonah is super-Method.” It feels like “Jonah has some issues and he’s eating his feelings.”
OK! Magazine had a recent story about Jonah’s weight gain – which is weird because none of the other tabloids are running any stories about it – in which “insiders” say Jonah is now “well over 300 pounds” and his health is seriously struggling. An insider says, “He used to go to the gym regularly, but now he gets winded just walking down the street.” It does seem like – in these photos – Jonah had to sit down for a moment to catch his breath.
Anyway, I hope someone is saying the right things to Jonah. Who would that be, though? Would Leonardo DiCaprio be the one to say, “Man, I’m worried. Maybe you should see a nutritionist and a trainer”?
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.