“Leo [Dicaprio] made me watch ‘The Mandalorian’ when we were making Don’t Look Up, and it was like, Baby Yoda was so cute, but I just didn’t give a fuck because I didn’t know anything that it was about,” Hill said.
After Jonah’s comments became headline-making content on social media, one Twitter user poked fun at the fact that some outlets were presenting Hill’s remarks as if the actor has a personal vendetta against the series’ beloved character Baby Yoda.
“I like how they present this like he’s feuding with Baby Yoda,” the Twitter user wrote in response to a Variety tweet that read, “Jonah Hill says Leonardo DiCaprio forced him to watch The Mandalorian, but ‘I didn’t give a fuck.”
Hill took to Instagram on Sunday to acknowledge the tweet, and jokingly blasted the media for spinning his comments into something else entirely.
“LOL is there anything cornier than literally all media,” he wrote. “They’re literally trying to create beef between me and Baby Yoda.”
Hill continued by joking about his alleged beef with Yoda, assuring fans that the pair are “dear friends and text at least once a week.”
“I’m getting ahead of it,” he said. “I wanna say this once on the record officially: Baby Yoda and I are dear friends and text at least once a week. We may not be text every day type of friends and yes Covid put a strain on our friendship , but we are all good. And that’s all I will say on this matter ! Now please respect our privacy at this time.”