Jonah Hill Punched in the Face For 'The Wolf of Wall Street' (Video)
The actor talks to "Good Morning America" about the latest sacrifice he made for his Oscar-nominated performance as well as what made Leonardo DiCaprio throw up on set.
Jonah Hill went through a lot for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street. He lobbied Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio for the part; he agreed to do it for only $60,000; he wore those fake teeth; and, he says, he even took a punch to the face to film a scene for the movie.
During a fight scene with one of Jordan Belfort's drug dealers, Hill took a real hit.
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He explained in an interview that aired on Friday's Good Morning America: "Scorsese's going, 'It doesn't look good; it doesn't look good.' Then he looks at me and he goes, 'Hey, kid, you want to try one where he hits you for real?'"
Hill looked at DiCaprio in hopes he'd convince Scorsese not to let someone punch him, but DiCaprio just slowly looked away, Hill explained.
So, they did the scene with Hill really being punched.
"I'm on the floor and Scorsese's like, 'Get him new teeth and shoot his face cause it's swelling,'" Hill said.
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But Hill later watched DiCaprio suffer after multiple takes of one of the film's final scenes, in which both Hill and DiCaprio's characters are eating sushi.
"In the first take, I said, 'Take that last piece of yellowtail.' And then we did takes all night, so he had to eat like 80 pieces of raw yellowtail," Hill explained. "And by the end of the night, he was on the floor throwing up in a trash bin, and the only two people on the floor laughing were myself and Martin Scorsese. "
Watch the video of Hill's interview below.