Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum Talk 21 JUMP STREET, Deleted Scenes, Improv, Karaoke, and a Lot More

     March 15, 2012


21 Jump Street is going to surprise you.  Not only is it one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time, it’s got some great action and awesome performances from all involved.  If you had told me that the pairing of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum would be comedy gold, I would have never believed you.  But it is.  Also, another big surprise was Ice Cube.  I’ve seen the film twice and both times he brings the house down with his almost everything he says.  Trust me, you want to see 21 Jump Street and I’d advise seeing it with a crowded theater.  It’s a blast.  For more on the film, here’s Matt’s glowing review, Brendan’s set visit, a five-minute red band clip, and all our coverage on directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s awesome movie.

Last week I got to speak with Hill and Tatum in New York City about their movie.  During the interview we talked about their outfits, when they first knew they’d be so good together, whether or not it was difficult for Tatum to keep up with Hill when he started to improvise, deleted scenes, karaoke, favorite movies, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for more.

Finally, if you missed my video interviews with Ice Cube, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, or Rob Riggle, just click the links.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum

  • I compliment them on their outfits
  • Do they have a favorite movie, director and actor
  • What’s their karaoke song
  • When did they first know they’d be so good together
  • How difficult was it for Tatum to hold it together when Hill starts to improvise
  • How you have to be fearless when doing a comedy
  • Jonah talks about providing a safe environment for failure
  • Deleted scenes talk


  • ssharp

    great interview frosty, the consummate professional. How you hold your composure in front of awesome actors is beyond me. Honestly, not to completely change subjects or bash Matt, but I’d like to see him interview some people and see if he’s as ‘matt goldberg’ as we all know and love him to be. anyway, you’re the best, i love collider and keep on doin what ya’ll love to do.

  • millsb

    Long time lurker, first time commenter. Great work, as always Frosty. Really appreciate your passion. These guys seem like they’ve been through a long day of press though.