Glasgow’s Global Visitors: Michael Cera

michael ceraName: Michael Cera

Born: 7th June 1988 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Credits include: Juno, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Superbad

Reason for visiting Glasgow:

As mentioned previously on Glasgow on Film, Michael Cera, along with Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, visited Glasgow in 2007 as part of a promotional tour for the movie Superbad. You can still see the video of their visit on this site – in a piece to camera in front of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Hill asks “Is there a Glasgow French kiss?” Cera replies “That’s where you have a knife taped to your forehead”.

Glasgow’s Global Visitors: Jonah Hill

Name: Jonah Hill

Born: 20th December 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Credits include: 21 Jump Street, Superbad, Moneyball

Reason for visiting Glasgow:

Hill and co-stars Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse visited Glasgow in 2007 as part of a UK and Ireland tour to promote the movie Superbad. BBC Movies challenged the three actors to produce a video diary of their time in Glasgow, London, Manchester and Dublin and the amusing result can be found on YouTube. During the Glasgow segment Hill says “We saw Glasgow University, that was really cool”. He also describes how everyone that they have encountered in the city has been “really nice” and “really kind” although speaks less favourably of a staff member at an unnamed hotel who apparently scolded him for eating a Subway sandwich in its reception. And on spotting a bed of flowers from their car the 21 Jump Street star states (most likely as a piece of offbeat humour) that his uncle described Glasgow as “the beautiful flower of Europe”.