Preparing for a Starring Role in Super Bad: Is the process any different when hes the star of a movie and not a supporting player? I do a lot to [prepare]," said Hill. "I mean, it is like a boot camp, especially with Judd [Apatow], in a great way, of like roundtables all the time of the script and coming up with new jokes and new ideas. I do a lot of writing with him. And also, I've never been like the main, main guy in a movie before so I'm very much looking forward to that. But also, it's extraordinarily tiring. I think that's the [difficult] thing, is like just getting a lot of sleep. I get home, I want to watch Conan or write or read. It's more like you have to force yourself to go to bed at 8 o'clock when you get home, or 10 o'clock, which, for me, is impossible because I'll screw around and read comics and stuff all night. But yeah, I'm looking forward to it, and it'll be an interesting experience.
Working on Evan Almighty: Steve Carell has three assistants which are myself, Wanda Sykes and John Michael Higgins so its a funny group. Tom just called me up one day and was like - Tom Shadyac - and hes like, We dont have a real part written, but what would you want to do? I really want you to be in the movie. Kind of think of what would be a funny character to play. I always like to play the parts of someone whos desperate but always gets shut down, so I like the idea that I really want to hang out with Steve Carell socially. I want to be his friend and he wants nothing to do with me, basically. The whole movie Im literally trying to befriend him and he has no interest whatsoever.
Its so funny. Like the scene where you meet me, I have all these facts. Im a congressional aide and I wrote this thing, which I thought was really funny. I love just really awkward moments that make you feel cringe so bad. John Michael Higgins is like, This is Eugene, hes your other assistant, and Im spouting all these facts about the Congress. Then Steve says a line like, Man, this kids weird but I like him. Hes weird but I like him. And everyone starts laughing at the office and during the laughter Im like, Ha ha ha, I love you. It just gets silent and uncomfortable and Im like, I mean, we should hang out socially if you have a moment. Hes like, I don't know... Then the whole movie, I just think hes the coolest guy ever and he thinks Im such a dork, which I am so that wasnt too far of a stretch.
Hill says hell be in quite a few scenes in Evan Almighty. Im in it quite a bit. Its going to be an awesome movie, man. Its not the biggest part. Steves incredible in the movie and Im just kind of comic relief and help him pushing the story forward. But its going to be an experience, that movie. We were in Virginia and the ark was like I mean, it was a real ark. They built an ark. I say it all the time to my friends and they dont get it. Im like, No man, its the size of this building and they built it for a movie. You dont get it. I wish I had a camera, Id show you guys the pictures because its insane. Its an experience and its going to be really cool.