Jonah Hill Mocked on French TV
Jonah Hill’s promotion of War Dogs—which was just released in France—hit a hiccup this week, after he received some rough treatment on a Francophonic chat show. The Superbad star went on CanalPlus’ Le Grand Journal a few days ago to promote Todd Phillips’ arms-dealing dramedy alongside his co-star Miles Teller. While there, though, Hill was quickly met with some unexpected references to his cinematic sexual past by co-host Ornella Fleury.
Hill was significantly stone-faced as Fleury went to describe a “sexual fantasy” she said she was harboring toward him. “We would meet up in a hotel room at night. We would chat, you’d make me laugh. Then all of a sudden, you’d bring your friends DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, and then you’d go away.” As the smiles of Fleury’s co-presenters grew visibly strained, Hill responded with a terse, “I’m glad I came on this show to get ridiculed by your local weather girl.”
Fleury, who currently appears on the long-running show as the weather-predicting “Miss Meteo”, later issued an apology to Hill saying: “I really had the impression that I knew you. I thought I was just messing around with a friend, but the reality is that we are not friends.” Adding: “No the reality is that you two have two Oscar nominations and I have two videos on my YouTube account,” she continued. “You have made films with Scorsese and Tarantino and me, I have made an advert for (a cleaning products company).”
This is not Fleury’s first controversy either despite the fact that she has only been in her job for two weeks. One her opening night, she addressed co-host Brigitte Boreale, who is transgender, as “Lady-Gentleman” and joked that she wanted to have a threesome with her.
Multiple sources have reported that Hill was angry enough over the interview that he canceled the rest of his promotional tour in France. However, The Hollywood Reporter has updated its story saying that the actor is still in the country doing appearances in support of the film.