Some actors will do anything to get a part in a movie with a big time director like Martin Scorsese. For instance, Jonah Hill was willing to take a pay cut just to work with the director in the Oscar nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street.
In a recent interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, the Best Supporting Actor nominee said he only made $60,000, the SAG minimum, for the film’s seven month shoot. “They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer,” Hill said during the interview.
Hill also shared how he was afraid he was going to lose the role, “I said, ‘I will sign the paper 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.”
He also said he would do anything just to work with Scorsese again and that he is still “totally in shock” from his second Academy Award nomination. He was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 for Moneyball.