I know a lot of people make issues on movie sets by being being late or hard to work with or whatever, but I think Jonah Hill might take the cake for being so bad at his job that he made his costar literally vomit.
According to this video, Jonah and Leonardo DiCaprio had a scene together for the upcoming Wolf Of Wall Street where they’re eating sushi and sashimi together, and one of Leo’s lines called for him to ask Jonah, ‘Do you want that last piece of sushi?’ And then Jonah is supposed to say yes, and eat it, and the scene is supposed to go on. Except that Jonah took it upon himself to substitute the line ‘No, you take it’ instead, which meant that Leo had to keep eating sashimi every take, over and over and over again. UNTIL HE VOMMED.
“So he had to eat all night, eat pieces of sashimi all night, and then by the end of the night, he was on the floor throwing up into a waste bin. And everybody was like, ‘Are you okay, are you okay?’ And I was laughing hysterically because I thought it was really funny!”
Ummmm…is that really funny? Or is it kind of unprofessional and rude and completely unnecessary? I’d say probably the last three, probably not the first one. I’m all about pranks, but in this case it seems like it not only messed with the script, but messed with your scene partner’s actual health. Because he’s not gonna ruin a whole take just so you get the line right, so he has to be the good sport and keep eating raw fish. Pretty lame.
“I couldn’t physically get him back, so I had to get him back using my brain.”
I don’t know man. Anything that stops short of vomiting I’m fine with, but this is a little over the edge.