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Exclusive interview with 'Wolf of Wall Street' star Henry Zebrowski

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Examiner.com had the opportunity to exclusively interview "The Wolf of Wall Street," star and comedian Henry Zebrowski who plays Alden Kupferberg. His character is part of Jordan Belfort's (Leonardo DiCaprio) sales team and an originating member of Stratton Oakmont. The Paramount Pictures' and Martin Scorsese directed epic hits theater Dec. 25.

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Tell us about your character?

Henry: I play Alden Kupferberg. I am one of Jordan Belfort's main high school friends who joined him along in creating Stratton Oakmont.

There are several scene of debauchery and partying in the film. How was that world created?

Henry: You just put a bunch of naked people in a room and then you get a bunch of comedians to decide what they want to do with a bunch of naked people and that's what happens. It is also based a lot upon what actually happened in their life, in the book and what they actually did.

Can you tell me about the casting process for you?

Henry: It was pretty customary. I improved the monologue and it was the first time [Scorsese] had ever done an improv call back and it was five people doing improv in his hotel room together and it was pretty great and I fit the original drawing for the character, which was a squat man with short arms and legs and I was like, "That's good, I'll take it."

How was it working with Martin Scorsese?

Henry: He is amazing, he lets you do what you want to do. I'm pretty new, so every note he gave me I took as a complete and total gold and it has only helped my life.

Tell me about watching Leonardo DiCaprio transform into this millionaire playboy.

Henry: He is a tornado! He is amazing! He is a force to be reckoned with. He is an incredible actor. He did it every day and he worked really hard because he carries this whole epic on his back and he is amazing.

What's next for you in 2014?

Henry: I do VH1's "Best Week Ever" and I'm also on a show called "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell" on Adult Swim.

The New York premiere presented by Giorgio Armani was held at the Ziegfeld Theater and a party followed at the Roseland Ballroom.

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