Open Post: Hosted By Leonardo DiCaprio Forcing Jonah Hill To Watch “The Mandalorian”
After the success of Don’t Look Up, many are asking questions like, “Wow, what a fun film. What’s Jonah Hill going to do next?” or “Are we all going to die horrible deaths due to the effects of climate change?! If you’re in the former camp, then don’t expect Jonah to be starring in Star Wars media anytime soon. His best bud Leonardo DiCaprio tried to get him hooked on the smash hit The Mandalorian with little success. Leo’s going to have to try to get his old friends into other cool young people things if he wants them to have something in common with his girlfriends!
During the filming of Don’t Look Up, Jonah attempted to watch The Baby Yoda Show at Leo’s urging. Apparently, Jonah isn’t a huge fan of sci-fi, so this was an uphill battle. via Variety:
Hill told W Magazine that he often does not watch science-fiction films and television series because “I used to have a rule: If it didn’t happen or it couldn’t happen, then I just wasn’t interested, because I would lose focus.” While making Adam McKay’s Netflix satire “Don’t Look Up,” DiCaprio got Hill to break his rule and give the Disney Plus “Star Wars” television series a try.
“Leo made me watch ‘The Mandalorian’ when we were making ‘Don’t Look Up,’ and it was like, Baby Yoda was so cute, but I just didn’t give a fuck because I didn’t know anything that it was about,” Hill said.
I can understand Jonah’s disinterest in consuming content that isn’t rooted in reality. That’s why you’ll never catch me watching Emily in Paris! Not a single French person makes fun of Emily’s berets. It’s not realistic! Whatever the case, it seems that shows with dragons and full-frontal nudity are more of Jonah’s thing.
“‘Game of Thrones’ is so sick,” Hill said. “I know this is hilarious, because I’m in 2012. I’m just watching three episodes at a time, like you would binge any show. But I forget this happened in real time and was like a cultural event. So I watched the Red Wedding, as one of three episodes I watched that night. I’m calling friends, like, ‘Oh my god, Robb Stark got killed, blah, blah, blah.’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, dude. It was like the end-of-‘Sopranos’-level cultural event.’”
Maybe if Disney wants to reach viewers like Jonah, they can take a page from HBO’s adult-oriented shows. Throw in more scenes with Baby Yoda, brutally kill off a few characters (Gina Carano’s character is a good candidate), and add a few ass shots of Pedro Pascal. It’s a recipe for even more success! If you want multimillion-dollar ideas like these, Disney, I’m only a phone call away!
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