Jonah Hill overdosed on fake cocaine while filming The Wolf Of Wall Street
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It has emerged that Jonah Hill was hospitalized after snorting too much fake cocaine while filming The Wolf of Wall Street.
Of course, we all know that cocaine and other Class A drugs have some pretty nasty side effects, but it turns out that fake cocaine isn't exactly good for you either. Shocker, right?
But, as Jonah Hill found out on the set of the Oscar-winning film, directed by Martin Scorsese, it's pretty nasty stuff.
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For those not familiar with the hilarious film, The Wolf of Wall Street is set in the 1980s and based on the true life story of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a Wall Street stockbroker who amassed a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors.
In the film, Hill plays Jordan's right-hand man and business partner, Donnie Azoff. And, as you can imagine for a film set in the 80s in the middle of New York's Wall Street, there was a lot of cocaine use depicted in the film.
Of course, they weren't using any hardcore drugs on set, but the vitamin D powder they used in place of it still made Hill pretty sick.
As he explained to Bill Simmons on Any Given Wednesday back in 2016: "I did so much fake cocaine in The Wolf of Wall Street, I got bronchitis for three weeks and had to be hospitalized."
And, if you're wondering how on earth vitamin powder makes you sick, the actor went on to explain that what's in the fake powder: "Doesn't matter, because if you ingest any matter, that much matter into your lungs, you will get very sick.
"And we were just literally doing fake coke for like, seven months. Every day."
Yep, we're all for taking your vitamins but snorting vitamin D for months might've been a step too far.
And Hill was quick to agree, saying: "I never had more Vitamin D in my entire life. I think I could have lifted a car over my f*****g head."
Still, that's not the only thing the actor put on the line for his role as Donnie as it turns out he took quite the pay-cut for a chance to work with legendary director Martin Scorsese.
Speaking on The Howard Stern show back in 2014, Hill said: "They gave me the lowest amount of money possible."
He explained his longing to work with Scorsese, adding: "That was their offer, and I said, 'I will sign the paper tonight. Fax them the papers tonight. I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind. I want to sign them before I go to sleep tonight so they legally can't change their mind'.
"I would sell my house and give him all my money to work for him."
And if that's not committing to your craft, we don't know what is.
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