Jonah Hill admits earning just $60,000 for 'The Wolf of Wall Street' role
Published 22/01/2014 | 11:56
Jonah Hill has admitted he earned just $60,000 for his role in the Oscar-nominated film ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’.
The actor revealed he wanted to work with award-winning director Martin Scorsese so much he took a massive pay-cut for the seven-month shoot.
The star insisted it’s not about the money for him and it was payment enough to work with the famed director.
“They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer,” Jonah told radio DJ Howard Stern.
“And I said ‘I will sign the paper tonight. Fax me the papers tonight. I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind’.
“I said I want to sign them before I go to sleep tonight so they legally can’t change their mind.
“It’s not about money,” the actor continued.
“None of this s*** is about money. I want to make money to pay my rent, and hopefully have a family one day and have kids and stuff.”
Jonah said he would “sell his house and give all his money” to work with Scorsese.
“i would have done anything in the world,” he said.
“I would do it again in a second.”
The ‘Super Bad’ star plays the part of investment banker Donnie Azoff in the film and is already boasting his second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
“I got to f***ing be in a Martin Scorsese movie and I just got nominated for an Oscar,” he said.
Critically-acclaimed director Scorsese (71) is already enjoying the film’s success with Leonardo Di Caprio’s Golden Globe award and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award as well as four BAFTA nominations including Best Director.