Though Hill’s comedy has never revolved entirely around the fact that he’s a big dude, there have often been jokes made about his stature in films like 2012’s “21 Jump Street” and 2007’s “Superbad.” Eventually, Hill decided that he’d be better off professionally and personally if he lost some weight, and so he did what we’d all do in that situation: He called Channing Tatum for advice.
In a 2016 interview with Jimmy Fallon, Hill recalled the conversation with his trademark humor: “I called Channing Tatum, and I was like, ‘Hey, if I eat less and go to a trainer, will I get in good shape?’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, you dumb motherf*****, of course you will.'”
Hill has said that he wishes he could tell people he discovered some secret, magical technique that contributed to his weight loss, but that this simply isn’t the case. What got the job done for him was going to see a nutritionist, who worked with him to change his diet and lifestyle. It’s a lot less exciting than “a pill or a genie,” as he put it, but a lot more effective.