Jonah Hill was on a French talk show with Miles Teller promoting their film, War Dogs. The show was of course conducted in French with Jonah and Miles getting translations through earpieces. One of the talk show hosts, a woman named Ornella Fleury, put Jonah on the spot by going into a long and awkward spiel about how she wanted to have sex with him, ever since seeing him get sodomized by a demon on This is The End. It was inappropriate to say the least and Jonah was understandably grimacing throughout the whole story, up until the end which was a huge insult. The panelist told Jonah that she wanted to get him in a hotel but really that her fantasy ended with Jonah leaving her to get with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt at the same time. It was pretty awful and he responded “I’m glad I came on this show to get ridiculed by your local weather girl.” You can see the video above and here’s some of what was said. Fleury offered a half-hearted explanation later by saying that she considered Jonah a friend because she’d seen all his movies, but then she somehow turned it into self promotion and sounded like even more of an a-hole.
The Wolf of Wall Street actor was appearing on Le Grand Journal on Friday, September 10, when the gorgeous wannabe comedian began roasting him by alluding to his lack of sex appeal, which didn’t go down well with Hill.
“It’s when I saw you get sodomized by a 3-meter-tall demon in This Is the End that I told myself, ‘Now that’s the man of my dreams!’” she said.
Hill, 32, who was on the show to promote his new movie, War Dogs, quipped: “And you? I hear you get sodomized pretty often.”
Fleury wasn’t deterred by his comment, and continued: “Anyway, that’s why I have a sexual fantasy with you, Jonah.”
The audience began to laugh, and she added: “All I said is ‘sexual fantasy,’ and you guys laugh. Guess I don’t need to finish the joke.”
But she carried on anyway, and that’s when it got ugly.
“My sexual fantasy would be that we’d meet up in a hotel room at night. We would chat, you’d make me laugh; you’d make me laugh a lot,” she said. “And then all of a sudden, you’d bring your friends [Leonardo] DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, and then you’d go away.”
Hill gave a weak thumbs-up but then tried to firmly put Fleury in her place.
“I’m glad I came to this show to get ridiculed by a local weather girl — it’s nice.”
It was then reported by numerous outlets that he canceled all of his French press for the upcoming movie.
Fleury has since apologized for her joke, making an on-camera statement on Monday, September 14.
“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 have two Oscar nominations and I have two videos on my YouTube account. You have made films with [Martin] Scorsese and [Quentin] Tarantino and me, I have made an advert for Spontex,” a company that specializes in making cleaning products.
He didn’t have to say that part about how he heard she gets sodomized often, but it got even worse after that, and can you imagine that same scene with the genders reversed? “Oh I got so turned on by seeing you get raped on film. I have this fantasy about you but really I want to sleep with your friends.” Haha that’s so funny because no one wants to have sex with you, you’re not even worth sexually harassing. Then, instead of apologizing later she tried to make yet another asinine joke. I wonder if that initial joke was vetted at all or if she just made it up and blurted it out without telling anyone. US Magazine reports that Jonah canceled all his interviews in France following that debacle but The NY Daily News says that he did do additional press at the Deauville Film Festival. It’s got to suck to sit for all those interviews but to be insulted like that is something else.
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