Jonah Hill has taken aim at the fashion industry, for not making clothes for “overweight people to have style”.
The 36-year-old actor’s weight has fluctuated dramatically in recent years, and he reflected on the impact his changing figure has had on his personal style in an interview with GQ magazine.
“I think the biggest shift in my personal style was that I always had an interest in personal style and fashion, but I was always a bigger guy,” The Wolf of Wall Street star explained. “It’s really hard when you’re overweight to dress a certain way, because clothes aren’t made for people who are overweight to have style.
“I think it surprises people. Even now, I’ll overhear someone discussing my place in the fashion world or whatever, and people are like, ‘That guy? The schlubby guy from Superbad?’”
Now Jonah is hoping to encourage other people to embrace their individuality regardless of their size.
“The idea was realizing, whether I was big or small, that I really can define my own personal style,” he explained. “I think that’s a dope wave that’s happening right now in culture, too. But for me, that was a big turning point of realizing: okay, be yourself. You don’t have to be anything you don’t want to be. And if you’re really interested in fashion then you should be, don’t push that away. Lean into it.”