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Jonah Hill "Hated" His "Superbad" Costar Christopher Mintz-Plasse — And It's The Reason He Got Hired

"The fact that it bothers you is exactly what we want."

Apparently, it wasn't all love between Jonah Hill and McLovin actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse in the early days of filming Superbad.

A closeup of Jonah and Christopher

In honor of Superbad's 15th anniversary, the cast and crew looked back on their experience making the film, which included a rocky audition process.

Jonah, Christopher and Michael Cera at a party in the movie

It turns out that Jonah actually really "hated" Christopher when he auditioned — and didn't want him to be a part of the movie.

Jonah yells at Christopher in the movie

"Jonah immediately hated him. He was like, 'That was fucking with my rhythm. I couldn’t perform with that guy,'" writer Seth Rogen shared in the Vanity Fair article.

Jonah, Christopher and Michael pose at a premiere

While Jonah admitted he now knows Christopher was "really, really amazing off the bat," he says he was also "really annoying to me at that time."

Jonah, Christopher and Michael laugh on stage at a screening

Director Greg Mottola recalled that when Christopher read for the role, he "played it like he was clearly the coolest guy in the room and everyone else was a nerd and a loser."

Greg sits in front of the camera on set

Producer Judd Apatow added that Christopher was "very caustic" and even "attacked Jonah and did improvs insulting Jonah."

Jonah, Christopher and Michael look at a computer screen in the movie

"Jonah said, 'I don’t like that guy. I don’t want him doing it,'" Judd revealed. "And I said, 'That’s exactly why we’re hiring him. It couldn’t be more perfect. The fact that it bothers you is exactly what we want.'"

Jonah, Christopher and Michael stand outside a liquor store in the movie

Meanwhile, Christopher was just happy to be there and was so sure he wasn't going to get the role that he had everyone sign his script.

Christopher stands in front of cops in the movie

"I was just, like, a scrawny kid. I was super stoked to be there. I had Seth and everyone sign my script because I didn’t think I was going to get the part," Christopher said.

Jonah, Christopher and Michael pose at an event

Clearly, Christopher did end up getting the part — and Jonah put his feelings aside to make one of the most iconic comedies of the early 2000s.

Jonah, Christopher and Michael pose at a premiere

You can read all that the cast and crew had to say here.