Jonah Hill Says He Had to Be Hospitalized for Doing Too Much Fake Cocaine on the Set of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Jonah Hill said even vitamin powder can cause some unfortunate side effects

Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street. Photo: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock

Jonah Hill had some serious side effects from the prop cocaine used on the set of Wolf of Wall Street.

The actor sat down with Bill Simmons on HBO’s Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons to discuss his latest release, War Dogs.

While discussing his dual experiences in both comedy and drama, Hill talked about one of his favorite films, Martin Scorsese‘s Goodfellas. And at one point, Simmons asks how actors fake having a cocaine high.

“You just do,” Hill told Simmons in the video. “I did so much fake cocaine in Wolf of Wall Street, I got bronchitis for three weeks. I had to be hospitalized.”

Hill went on to say this fake cocaine – comprising vitamin D powder – made him feel a different type of high.

“It’s vitamin powder, but it doesn’t matter because if you ingest … that much matter into your lungs, you will get very sick. And we were just literally doing fake coke for, like seven months every day.”

And he felt a new sense of power with the powder-snorting routine.

“I never had more Vitamin D in my entire life,” he said. “I think I could’ve lifted a car over my f–king head.”

War Dogs, costarring Miles Teller is in theaters now.

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