Jonah Hill received over 250,000 phone calls after his number appeared on a poster for his upcoming movie The Sitter. Fans left the newly thin actor over 100,000 voicemails. It is rather odd that the poster used his real phone number.
The actor said he enjoyed randomly talking to fans of him and The Sitter. The Jonah Hill phone number, 917-409-7838, originally led to a hotline, but the actor decided to actually get a phone with the number so that he could interact with fans. That is some real devotion to the craft for sure.
Jonah Hill said, "It's really funny. People are really shocked when I pick up the phone. They mostly just kind of can't believe that it's actually me. They mostly go, 'Oh man, what's up, what are you doing?' But the excited version of that. And I go, 'I'm just hanging out, what are you doing?' And they're like 'Oh, what are you doing? What's up?'"
It is so funny that the actor chose to do this. Are you one of the people who called the number? If so, did you actually get to talk to the Moneyball star? Will this phone number stunt end up leading to movie ticket sales for the R-rated The Sitter (which came before the dramatic Jonah Hill weight loss)? Only time will tell. Do you plan to go see the movie when it hits theaters on December 9, 2011. Check out the trailer below. It looks pretty funny.
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