“Jillian is one of the most truly magnificent creatures,” Tatum wrote in an e-mail. With Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell. A PG rating will also ensure that Disney can advertise the film across its many family-friendly channels, meaning that Bell’s face could soon be plastered everywhere from amusement-park poles and ABC interstitials to billboards and bus benches. “I was just like, ‘Oh, I do drugs now! I’m a person who’s done drugs.’ ”. She’s just not quite ready for it. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Her awkward kiss-fight with Jonah Hill in 22 Jump Street was deliciously epic. “There is something very sophisticated and intellectual about her performing, and at the same time her point of view has a fresher, younger, sillier tone. Off-screen, though, Bell has not encountered any pressure to lose weight. We went back to the hotel, watched the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe . Just take this.’ And I made a thing called a zip pouch with a one hitter, a little weed, and a lighter. “If there is such a thing as an adult, child-like sense of humor, that would be Jillian,” Wiig said. Bell is an expert at delivering the most troubling yet hilarious dialog with a kind of innocence and detachment that makes one wonder if her character isn’t insane. That she’s been doing this so long . David Perry - "When you were growing up and watching comedy, did any movies stand out from the rest that inspired you, even up to today?". While failing to score an Adderall prescription from a Yelp-recommended doctor, Brittany (based on a real-life friend of writer/director Paul Downs Colaizzo) is gently nudged to lose weight. I went running and had no idea what I was doing. It’s magical.”) Glazer, who co-starred with Bell in both The Night Before and Rough Night, has some theories on how starting comedy at such an early age had an impact on Bell. After one season with S.N.L., Bell’s writing contract was not renewed. She also picked up a series of parts like Dixie, Kenny Powers’s straitlaced, spaghetti-night hosting neighbor on the last season of Eastbound and Down. writer who couldn’t give up her best material—she chalks the stubbornness up to her astrological sign, Taurus—she’s been strategic about her course, building on those buzz-generating ensemble roles to land larger parts in various projects, including a Splash reboot alongside Channing Tatum. Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed … One fan, the Oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson, cast Bell in two of his films—The Master and Inherent Vice. To revisit this article, select My Account, then View saved stories. This month, she’ll check another box off the recent-young-comedian’s to-do list, starring in the R-rated summer bachelorette party caper Rough Night, alongside Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz. WATCH: Jillian Bell Reveals the Things You Should Never Say to a Celebrity. In 2009, at age 25, Jillian Bell landed a writing gig on the 35th season of Saturday Night Live. . She loves shopping and shoes, and wore a cute striped day dress with a plum-colored Chloe purse when we met. Though Tatum did not have many scenes with Bell, he shared the sentiment. Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. . Tatum and Bell had to jump through hoops to set the project into motion—including getting original creative team Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s blessing. “Keith Morrison is one of my favorite people on the planet,” Bell said of the 69-year-old correspondent, looking off dreamily, “and he doesn’t know I exist.” Lately, she is also an escape-room junkie, touring the L.A.’s hottest strategy-puzzle spots with a regular group of friends, including someone she intriguingly describes as “fun Kelly.” Her enthusiasm runs so deep that she has an escape-room passport, which she embarrassingly produced at customs after a recent trip to Mexico. “So I never wanted to give away my best stuff. Fey, Wiig, McCarthy, Amy Schumer, and Amy Poehler have all shrewdly leveraged their fame, building production companies, brokering lucrative memoir deals, creating TV shows and movies, launching clothing lines, or using their star power to power thought-provoking indies that wouldn’t have been made otherwise. I feel like my whole life was a bachelorette party. Every item on this page was chosen by an ELLE editor. Nonna also had a boob job, dyed red hair, and leather pants that she broke out for Christmas. And Jillian is that.”. I didn’t go out hard in Vegas until I was actually 21. . The scene became even more surreal still when Bell heard the unmistakable roar of Channing Tatum—the Magic Mike mastermind and star, who was there to oversee the live spin-off during its opening weekend. “She was actually part of another group, and we poached her because we needed a female presence in our Internet videos. . She grew up in a family of casino and casino-adjacent employees, 10 minutes from the Strip, where she assumed all families had access to slot machines at their local CVS and airport. She’s hopeful it will shoot next year. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. . I thought, Well, you chose a movie that’s called Brittany Runs a Marathon, so you should probably start running in real life. Bell lives in a five-bedroom home with her sister, her sister’s fiancé, two cats, and her dog, Vallejo—whose name is etched on her gold signet ring.