Given three words to describe Martin Scorsese’s new film, The Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill opts for “energetic, unapologetic and… honest.”
“Honest” is certainly one word for former banker Jordan Belfort’s retelling of his experiences back in the 1990s. The debauched movie, starring Scorsese’s long-term collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio, chronicles the rise and fall of the self-titled “Wolf of Wall Street” by recreating the hedonistic, drug-fuelled lifestyle he and his associates partook in. Belfort – who now earns money from motivational speaking – acted as an advisor on the film and spent a great deal of time with the cast.
“Good or bad, he’s very open with his experiences,” recalls Hill, who received a best supporting actor nomination this afternoon for his portrayal of party-loving stockbroker Donnie Azoff. “Not all stories are about great things or great people.”
Watch RadioTimes.com’s full interview with Jonah Hill below…
The Wolf of Wall Street is released in UK cinemas on Friday 17 January