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Jonah Hill: Losing weight isn't a 'fun endeavor,' but it's important [Video]

July 11, 2011 |  1:18 pm

Those who follow Jonah Hill on Twitter might have noticed over the last couple of months that the actor's avatar has changed frequently -- and that in each new profile photo, Hill has appeared progressively thinner.

On Saturday, the comedian turned heads at BAFTA's "Brits to Watch" event when he showed up to the black-tie event looking dramatically more svelte.

Hill, who said he was unsure of how much weight he has lost, revealed that he'd recently begun working out and changing his eating habits because he "thought it was important to be healthier."

"It's not fun," he said of his efforts. "I wouldn't say it's the most fun endeavor I've ever took on in my life -- but it's important. And I'm enjoying it. If I eat something unhealthy now, I kind of feel a little weird and my body hurts."

Hill scored an invite to the glitzy event in downtown L.A. courtesy of MGM, one of the financiers of his upcoming film, "21 Jump Street," a big-screen reimagining of the TV show that premiered in 1987 starring Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson Peete.

"I thought it was completely a unique experience," he said of the get-together attended by BAFTA president Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. "Of course I'd want to meet them. I've never met a prince or a princess before. I met Prince -- the singer."

-- Amy Kaufman