WEIRDLAND: Margot Robbie talks nude scenes in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Monday, February 03, 2014

Margot Robbie talks nude scenes in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

You remember the scene: hot-pink mini-dress, legs wide open, camera positioned just so. “Mommy is just so sick and tired of wearing panties,” purrs Robbie, proceeding to demonstrate this point with such resolve that her howling husband (Leonardo DiCaprio)—the loudest man in a movie full of loud men—is reduced to a whimpering bystander. It’s Robbie’s Basic Instinct moment, give or take some flesh-­colored underwear and a nanny cam. And it’s the scene that may turn a 23-year-old Australian actress with exactly one previous major film credit (Richard Curtis’s About Time) and one canceled TV show (Pan Am) into a brand name.

Robbie was still under contract on Pan Am, ABC’s 2011 drama about sixties flight-attendants-slash-spies, when the Wolf of Wall Street script—based on convicted financial scammer Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same title —went out to every unknown actress in Hollywood. Robbie was initially uninterested. “I said, ‘If I was a dude, I’d wanna be in this, but I’ve got no interest in playing a gold-digger mistress.’ And my managers said, ‘Okay, Margot, that’s great, but it’s a Scorsese film. We’re obviously not expecting you to get this role.’

 In the end, it was Robbie who convinced Scorsese that she should parade around topless. “He was the one saying, ‘Technically, for this sex scene she could have kept her bra on.’ But the first thing Naomi would do is get naked. That’s how she’s gonna win the fight.” Robbie learned to appreciate the character’s competitive instincts. “She figured out the one power that she has, and she uses it over the douchebags of the world. If I need to be painted as the bitch, paint me as the bitch, because you need to be on his side at the end of the day.” Source: www.vulture.com

Featuring in full-frontal nude scenes, Robbie confessed to downing tequila shots on the set of the fast-paced flick to help her lose her inhibitions before stripping down. Her raunchy performance alongside Hollywood veteran Leonardo DiCaprio recently attracted the attention of Playboy publisher, Hugh Hefner who despite not knowing her name, told Us Weekly he was impressed with her nude scenes. 'The girl that plays [Jordan Belfort's] wife in [Wolf of Wall Street] is very, very pretty.'


'We're ready for her. She would be great.' The former Neighbours star has had a busy past few months, recently wrapping up her latest film Focus, where she stars opposite Will Smith, as well as war-time romance Suite Francaise. Robbie is currently preparing to appear in science fiction film Z for Zachariah alongside Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor, for which she has already darkened her blonde locks. The Aussie beauty is also rumoured to be starring in the hotly anticipated film Tarzan.

The Wolf Of Wall Street was released in Australia two weeks ago and is already a box office smash, grossing more than $1 million on its opening day - the biggest ever for a Martin Scorsese film. Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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