Jonah Hill Took "Lowest Amount of Money Possible" for "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Posted Tuesday January 21, 2014 11:57 PM GMT

Unafraid to make sacrifices to further his career, Jonah Hill claims he accepted $60,000 to appear in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

In an interview on Howard Stern's radio show on Tuesday (January 21), the 30-year-old actor explained, "They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer. 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."

Noting that the SAG minimum was $60k before commissions and taxes, Jonah shared, "Yeah, for an almost seven-month shoot. I would sell my house and give him all my money to work for [Scorsese] . . . I would have done anything in the world. I would do it again in a second."

Making it clear where his priorities are, the "21 Jump Street" star insisted, "It's not about money for me. None of this s--t is about money. I want to make money to pay my rent, and hopefully have a family one day and have kids and stuff. I got to f--king be in a Martin Scorsese movie and I just got nominated for an Oscar. I'm tripping out, Howard . . . I'm in shock. I'm totally in shock."

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

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