Seth Rogen Advised Jonah Hill to Turn Down ‘Transformers’ and Make His Own Robots Movie

Entertainment Weekly reported in 2008 that Jonah Hill was entering negotiations to join Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox in Michael Bay’s “Transforms” sequel.

Hill’s profile was on the rise after his breakthrough role in the 2007 comedy blockbuster “Superbad,” and the second “Transformers” sequel was one of the hottest studio tentpoles in development.

Hill turned down the role, and it might have had something to do with his “Superbad” co-star and writer Seth Rogen.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Rogen shared the advice he gave Hill about passing on Bay’s sequel.As The New York Times reports: “Rogen recalled his friend Jonah Hill’s approaching him for advice after being offered a part in a ‘Transformers’ sequel.

‘I can see if Steven Spielberg’s calling you, asking you to do something, how that’s hard to turn down,’ Rogen told an interviewer, recounting the exchange.

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