Jonah Hill And Lauren London’s ‘You People’ Kiss Was Faked With CGI, Co-Star Claims

Jonah Hill And Lauren London’s ‘You People’ Kiss Was Faked With CGI, Co-Star Claims Netflix

Being an actor is a weird job. While it must be amazing to inhabit so many different characters, it seriously gets awkward when it comes to intimacy. Having to simulate sex or even make out with someone you don’t know and aren’t attracted to while a bunch of dudes with cameras watch on is not the ideal situation. It makes sense, then, that technology might come into play to help out. Could that be why Jonah Hill and Lauren London’s kiss in Netflix’s “You People” wasn’t real but instead done with CGI?

Andrew Schulz, one of the costars of “You People,” shared in his “The Brilliant Idiots” podcast last week that the two leads “don’t even kiss” in the movie despite what audiences see on screen.

According to a joking Schulz, Jonah Hill, 39, and Lauren London, 38, make a somewhat questionable on screen couple. Luckily for them, then, that computer animation was there to help them out.

“There’s a hilarious thing — I don’t even know if I should share this s**t, but the final scene, they don’t even kiss. It’s CGI. Swear to God,” Schulz revealed.

Jonah Hill and Lauren London’s kiss wasn’t a kiss at all

To be clear, Schulz is not getting this information second-hand. He says he was there as the kiss scene between Ezra (Hill) and Amira (London) took place, and their lips never touched.

“I’m there and I’m watching the wedding and I see them go in for the kiss and their faces stop like this far, and I’m like, ‘I wonder how they’re going to play that in the movie, they’ll probably just cut right there,'” Schulz shared. “But [in] the movie you could see their faces come close and then you can see their faces morph a little bit into a fake kiss.”

Lauren London previously admitted she nearly didn’t take on the role as she didn’t think anyone would buy the pairing of her character with Jonah Hill’s. However, co-writer Kenya Barris ultimately won her over.

“Why would these two people really like each other?” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “They’re from two totally different worlds, and if you see them, you would never think that they would meet or hang out, whatever the case is. It was a conversation on connecting with people genuinely and going for the soul connection.”

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill