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Action Bronson Reveals He Loves Israeli Food in Interview with Jonah Hill

The actor and rapper/chef talk food, a possible 'Mr. Wonderful' musical, 'Wolf of Wall Street,' and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: May 8th, 2015 in Culture » Music » News

Photo: Action Bronson in 'Fuck, That's Delicious'


For its recent list of the 100 Most Influential people in the world, TIME Magazine sought out actors, musicians and celebrities on the same stature as the icons they were profiling, with Elon Musk dissecting Kanye West, Tilda Swinton on Amy Schumer, and Jack Nicholson on Lorne Michaels.

None, however, are as fantastically paired as Jonah Hill and Action Bronson.

In the latest issue of Interview Magazine, Hill - basically the most revered actor of the entire Judd Apatow gang, even James Franco - interviews comedian, foodie, star of 'Fuck that's Delicious' and basically our favorite Jewish rapper around on a variety of subjects.

The interview, which is available in its entirety for your reading pleasure, is naturally chock full of delightful anecdotes and stories, tackling how Bronson's latest album - Mr. Wonderful - may be heading to broadway, Hill trying to get Bronson a film role, and even, apparently, how Bronson's music influenced Hill's acting during the filming of the Wolf of Wall Street.

He also mentions how much he loves Israeli food - as if I couldn't love you more Bam Bam.

Here's a few excerpts:

On Bronson heading to Hollywood:

HILL: I’m constantly trying to get you cast in movies. And I have to explain to these older white directors who you are. It’s been a hilarious process so far.

On Israeli nosh:

BRONSON: I just finished having some Israeli food. It was incredible—some whole-wheat couscous type of deal with lentils and some grilled chicken breast. I'm trying to eat a little bit cleaner nowadays.

HILL: Did you make it yourself?

BRONSON: Nah, I ordered it from this nice place by my house in Flushing. Israeli is a delicious flavor of the Mediterranean that I've been lacking in my life.

On Hill listening to Bronson’s music as he was preparing for Wolf of Wall Street:

HILL: I remember I was probably 23 when Ed Norton interviewed me for Interview—and he’s one of my favorite actors and a friend of mine—but I was terrified because he’s done so many great movies, and he’s older than me. And as an actor—until you start writing and directing stuff—if you’re doing good work, you’re really lucky to be in the hands of the people you’re working with. But as an MC, choosing the beats, designing your record, it’s really coming from who you are. I can give everything I can to a film, but at the end of the day, if I’m not directing it, I’m just putting in a piece of the puzzle. And so for me to watch how you’ve grown, from “Barry Horowitz” and “Buddy Guy” [from Dr. Lecter], which are my two favorites—and actually, when I was making Wolf of Wall Street, those were two of the songs that I listened to every day to get into character …

On making a musical:

BRONSON: Absolutely. I ended up putting out fucking incredible work after that, man. With this new shit, man, it's a fucking musical. I'm going to make a fucking Broadway play out of it, on Broadway, where Cats was, the Winter Garden Theatre; I'm taking over.

Read the rest here.

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