Jonah Hill tells US Weekly he had a goal to drop 30 lbs from his 5’7” frame before he began shooting “21 Jump Street” in April and it looks like he is well on his way. A friend of Jonah’s tells the magazine that Hill “went on a diet for the movie, but gained weight at first. Finally he got a nutritionist and a trainer.”
It’s funny because so much ado is made in Hollywood about the weight of actresses, but then Jonah Hill drops a bunch of weight and part of us is like, “Awww, I liked that pudgy teddy bear.” But obviously we love that he’s getting healthier, that’s a really great example to be setting.
The “21 Jump Street” movie, based on the ’80s TV show starring Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson Peete, also stars Channing Tatum and Ice Cube and is slated for a 2012 release.