Jonah Hill had a very strange incident with fake cocaine on the set of The Wolf of Wall Street, and we’re only now just hearing about it. The actor appeared on the new HBO show Any Given Wednesday, hosted by Bill Simmons. On the show, Hill reveals that he snorted a ton of fake cocaine while filming the movie.
Apparently, even though the drug was synthetic, Jonah Hill still had problems with it, which cost him a trip to the hospital in the middle of shooting The Wolf of Wall Street.
“I did so much fake cocaine in Wolf of Wall Street, I got bronchitis for three weeks and had to be hospitalized,” Hill explained.
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Like Bill Simmons, you may be wondering what fake cocaine is. Jonah was happy to explain what it’s made of that landed him in the hospital.
“It’s vitamin powder, but it doesn’t matter, because if you ingest… that much matter into your lungs, you will get very sick. We were just literally doing fake coke for like seven months every day. I never had more vitamin D in my entire life. I could have lifted a car over my f—ing head.”
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In the film, Jonah and Leonardo DiCaprio play real-life stock brokers Jordan Belfort and Donnie Azoff, two men who were both involved in an excess of wealth, women, drugs, and criminal activity.
Despite the hospital trip, playing the role of Leonardo DiCaprio’s right-hand man, Donnie Azoff, gave him a huge push in his career. Hill went on to earn his second Oscar nomination for The Wolf of Wall Street, which was only two years after he received his first nomination for the 2012 film Moneyball. For Hill, it was two back-to-back hits, and it made other directors take notice that he could do more than frat-boy comedies.
Despite that, his popular raunchy comedies are still in his wheelhouse and make the most bank, so Hill doesn’t necessarily shy from returning to the form. For example, he’s made a sequel to 21 Jump Street with co-star Channing Tatum and had no problem with hamming it up for laughs. The sequel was so successful that it was reported that the boys had plans to make a Men in Black/Jump Street mash-up movie.
While fans were definitely interested in this prospect, Jonah recently confirmed that the idea was too difficult to execute properly.
At the time, Hill told Postmedia, “I had the idea, but I doubt that movie will get made.”
“It’s too complicated. They’re trying to make all the deals, but it’s kind of impossible with all the Men in Black stuff. The Jump Street films were so fun to make and the whole joke of them was they were making fun of remakes and sequels and reboots and then now it’s become a giant sequel, reboot. It’s almost become what we were making fun of and it’s hard to maintain that joke when it’s so high stakes.”
That said, the actor, who has a role in the new raunch fest animated film Sausage Party and is currently promoting his new comedy War Dogs, seems to have hope that anything could happen when it comes to the Jump Street team.
“I love Channing and I love (directors) Phil Lord and Chris Miller and I love making those movies — they’re a lot of fun. So I hope it works out.”
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