Still funny! Jonah Hill, Emma StoneMore Superbad stars have continued with their thriving careers since the comedy film’s 2007 premiere.
The movie about coming of age, written by Seth Rogen Evan Goldberg, was based on the duo’s experience growing up in Vancouver, Canada. The onscreen besties — played by Hill and Michael Cera — embarked on a series of hilarious escapades that involved partying, romance and more teen tropes.
The film’s creative team initially feared that the film’s content would be too overwhelming for some viewers. “I thought that when we showed Superbad to audiences, we would start an ongoing debate about how dirty should the movie be,” producer Judd ApatowSubmitted Entertainment WeeklyAugust 2007. “And at the very first screening, nobody in the audience had any issue with anything in the movie in the numbers that would make you change it. I couldn’t believe it. I was sure we would be discussing so many pieces, language, and cutting things. And there was nothing.”
Hill recalled that he and Cera “weren’t allowed to go to the first test screening in case something went horribly wrong.” The Moneyball star added: “I remember the second everyone called me and emailed me at the same time. Judd sent me a few emails, one being like, ‘It’s crazy, it’s awesome. Everyone loved it.’”
The actors were encouraged to improvise on the set — after much preparation. “We did rehearsals for a month beforehand where we’d hang out at Seth’s house and we did a bunch of table reads,” Cera explained. “I felt like I knew it really well, and we were so comfortable around each other.”
Hill, on the other hand, was open to the chance despite the pressure. “I think a lot of it is being so scared not to do it, you just do it,” he said. “If someone put you in that position and there’s cameras around and you didn’t do it, you’d feel so s—tty.”
Scroll down to see the gallery below to see the cast. Superbad has been up to since the movie’s release (hint: they’re killing it after all these years)!