Jonah Hill Interviews Action Bronson

The actor Jonah Hill is evidently a huge fan of Action Bronson, which makes as much sense as anything else, and he recently sat down to interview him for Interview magazine. A lot of the interview is Hill gushing to Bronson about how great is is and Bronson affirming that he’s trying to be as great as he can be. But there are plenty of interesting nuggets in there, like the fact that Hill is trying to get Bronson cast in a movie, or the fact that Hill listened to Bronson’s Dr. Lecter album to get into character for his Oscar-nominated turn in Wolf Of Wall Street. And Bronson is just a quote machine. On Israeli food: “Israeli is a delicious flavor of the Mediterranean that I’ve been lacking in my life… It’s such a relaxing lifestyle: all white everything, little light shorts, the lightest of fabric, you know what I mean?” On driving BMWs: “BMW wants to do a thing, and I’m going to try to go over to Germany and get on the Autobahn with one of these fucking machines that they make, see if I fit in the new i8.” And the best part of the whole interview is probably when Hill asks Bronson about bodyslamming stage-crashers during his live show:

My live show is based upon ECW [Extreme Championship Wrestling]. I always say that because the wrestlers used to go in the crowd and wrestle in the crowd, and it would get crazy. You might get hit with a chair, you might get a little blood on you. It was just fucking fun. I want people to have a good time. I want people to be able to touch me. I’m understanding now that I’m not going to be able to do that at every venue, but I’ve done it in Africa, with 55,000 people. I’ve done it in Australia, New Zealand—every country I’ve been in, I’ve been in the crowd. I don’t give a damn. But you know how it goes these days, man. What if I really fucking hurt somebody? Whose fault is it at that point? I’m not really sure, because I’m not going at them—they’re coming on to my stage. I’m paid to perform there, so I’m working there. There’s got to be some kind of workman’s compensation when I do something to somebody that’s trying to invade the work area. It almost went wrong really badly in Europe. Some kid jumped on stage, we threw him, and he flipped over. Who knows what the fuck happened. It’s not a good idea to do that. It puts me in crazy fucking jeopardy. You know about Dimebag Darrell [a founding member of Pantera who was killed on stage by a gunman]. Come on, man. I don’t want to get fucking Dimebag Darrell-ed. Let’s just knock on fucking wood, man, because I’m about to go on this goddamn world tour. Let’s hope that things go well.

Read the whole interview here.