In a radio interview with
Hill told Stern, "They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer. And I said, 'I will sign the paper tonight. Fax me the papers tonight. I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind.'"
When asked "Did you get a piece of the —" Hill cut Stern off with a quick "nope."
Hill said the shoot lasted nearly seven months and added, "I would sell my house and give [Scorsese] all my money to work for him. This isn't what you make money for. You do '22 Jump Street' or you do other things and you can pay your rent" (referring to his forthcoming sequel to the hit 2012 comedy
Though he didn't take home a particularly fat check, Hill did earn his second Academy Award nomination with his performance in "The Wolf of Wall Street," for supporting actor. On the morning that nominations were announced, Hill told The Times that the role showed him "that excess leads to a bad road, a bad ending. It taught me about balance."