Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street was a box office sensation, with Leonardo DiCaprio giving yet another outstanding performance as the crooked stockbroker, Jordan Belfort. However, you could argue it was Margot Robbie’s star-turning role as his wife that stole the show. The stunning actress, 28, shot to fame after she played the seductive Naomi Lapaglia in the hit 2014 movie alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
Although she fully nailed it as the uber-glamorous Naomi Lapaglia, Robbie has opened up about how playing the character didn’t come easily – particularly when it came to filming that sex scene with Hollywood heavyweight DiCaprio.
For an article published by Porter magazine, which hailed the actress ‘The New Queen of Hollywood’, Robbie recalled the provocative shot, describing it as ‘weird’ and ’embarrassing’.the scene sees Robbie seducing DiCaprio in Basic Instinct fashion, touching herself and calling his character ‘Daddy’.
She said: “It doesn’t come across when you’re watching the movie, but in reality we’re in a tiny bedroom with 30 crew crammed in.”
Revealing that the camera crew consisted of all men, Robbie added: “For 17 hours I’m pretending to be touching myself.
“It’s just a very weird thing and you have to bury the embarrassment and absurdity, really deep, and fully commit.”
You’ve got to hand it to her – she fully committed in every sense of the word, and the moment’s gone on to become one of the most famous in the entire film.
And it was, in fact, this exact scene that helped Robbie to bag the role, as she impressed Scorsese by slapping DiCaprio during the audition instead of kissing him.
Speaking of the audition in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People Issue, the director applauded Margot for her handiwork, stating: “She clinched her part in The Wolf of Wall Street during our first meeting by hauling off and giving Leonardo DiCaprio a thunderclap of a slap on the face.
Margot has seen her career soar since doing the movie. Before the role, she was famous for being in the series “Neighbours.”
She is now an Oscar-nominated actress who is known for “I, Tonya,” as well as “Suicide Squad” and “Terminal.”