We kinda love Jonah Hill. He makes us laugh, and the once heavyset comedian made a conscious effort to shed major pounds for his upcoming role in the movie version of the classic TV series 21 Jump Street — good for the mind and body!
Now he’s saving the heavy for his character on the Fox fall lineup animated series Allen Gregory.
Here’s the scoop: Since his family has fallen on hard times, Allen Gregory De Longpre, a pretentious 7-year-old who channels Truman Capote, is forced to face his greatest challenge — attending first grade at a (gasp!) public school. Needless to say a boy who models himself on a literary icon may have trouble connecting with his fellow classmates!
We caught up with Jonah at the 7th Annual New York Television Festival last month (thanks to contributor Shaina Moskowitz) to get the deets on his latest role. Check it out below, and watch the premiere of Allen Gregory Sunday, Oct. 30 at 8:30 p.m. on FOX.
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