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Jonah Hill files petition for legal name change, reports say

Jonah Hill has filed to legally change his name, according to reports.

The Super bath actor, whose real name is Jonah Hill Feldstein, filed a petition in Los Angeles last week to drop his last name and officially go by his stage name.

Legal documents obtained by TMZ shows Hill “requesting that the court order the following name changes”, before listing the proposed change.

Hill isn’t the only star who has tried to go by his stage name in recent months.

Earlier in November, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul filed to change his own name from Aaron Paul Sturtevant, drop his surname rights and adopt Paul.

His wife, actor Lauren Parsekian, has also filed to officially adopt Paul as her own name.

At the same time, Paul filed to change the name of their seven-year-old son to Ryden Caspian Paul.

They originally named their child Casper Emerson Paul and used his old name on social media.

According to reports, the Pauls sought the name change at the time to keep the last name consistent within the family.

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Earlier this year, Hill announced that he would no longer promote the films he stars in after suffering anxiety attacks.

The 38-year-old made the decision around the release of his documentary Stutz in August, explaining that “through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to understand that I have spent almost 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public events”.

“You won’t see me out there promoting this film, or any of my upcoming films, as I take this important step to protect myself,” he said. “If I made myself sicker by going there and promoting it, I wouldn’t be acting true to myself or to the film.”

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