Jonah Hill, Lauren London Kiss Faked by CGI, Cast Statement – The Hollywood Reporter
friends everyone ends with a romantic moment between the two male leads Jonah Hill and Lauren London, but a member of the Netflix film team insists the film was never actually shot.
In the chat about the latest podcast episode Great Idiots, co-hosts Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz discussed director Kenya Barris’ film, about an interracial couple Ezra Cohen (Hill) and Amira Mohammed (London) facing the complex reactions of their family for this relationship. Schulz plays Ezra Avi’s cousin in friends everyonewas released last month and also stars Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny.
After podcast guest Nyla Symone mentioned agreeing with recent social media comments that Hill and London aren’t a credible couple, Schulz stated that the stars never actually filmed. the altar kiss at Ezra and Amira’s wedding, which took place about a minute before the end. The credits start rolling. According to Schulz, the lip lock at their wedding, seen in an average shot but partially obscured by falling petals, was achieved in post-production using CGI.
“There’s a funny thing — I don’t even know if I should share this crap — but the last scene, they don’t even kiss,” Schulz said. “It’s CGI. Swear to God.”
After Charlamagne Tha God expressed his skepticism, Schulz continued, “I was there – I was watching the wedding – and I saw them kissing, and their faces stopped like this. And I was like, ‘I wonder how they’re going to play that in the movie. Oh, maybe they’ll cut right there.’ But in the movie, you can see their faces up close, and then you can see their faces slightly turn into a fake kiss.”
hollywood reporter Have reached out to Netflix for comment.
In a previous interview with Harper’s MarketLondon admitted that she was initially reluctant to play the role, explaining that she was worried about whether Ezra and Amira’s relationship would feel genuine.
“I thought, ‘Why do these two really like each other?’,” she said. “We had to show a real connection. They come from two completely different worlds, and if you saw them, you would never think that they would meet or hang out together, no matter what.”