While chatting about teaming up with Adidas and his documentary, Mid90s, the 36-year-old actor looked back at how his style was limited in years past because of his size.
“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,” Jonah 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.”
He goes on, “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?’”
Jonah continued, and hopes to encourage fans to express their individuality no matter what they look like.
“The idea was realizing, whether I was big or small, that I really can define my own personal style,” Jonah says. “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.”
Jonah made big headlines years ago as he slimmed down for a movie role and kept the weight off.