Jonah Hill is eager to move away from the comedy roles which made him famous, insisting they're "boring" and "just not as inspiring" as working on drama movies.
The actor helped make 2007 hits Superbad and Knocked Up box office success stories, but his turn in Brad Pitt's sports movie Moneyball last year prompted nominations for a slew of top honors.
Hill now wants to focus on more serious roles, admitting funny films no longer stimulate him as much as they once did.
He tells Reuters, "The past 10 years, I've made a lot of comedy films. It's just not as inspiring to me anymore as an artist. I love doing it, but it really is exciting after Moneyball to have that taste for something different... doing the same thing over and over again is as boring to do as it's boring to watch."
And Hill is delighted cinema goers are finally viewing a different side of him, adding: "It's really hard for people to see you differently than what you came out of the box in. I first became known to people as a funny kid in a high school movie, and I've worked hard to break away from that. I'm not just that one character."
"And Moneyball really, really helped me show people I'm not just one thing that they thought I was."