Actress Margot Robbie has gone on to become one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, decades after she was shot into the limelight in the critically acclaimed film “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Years after the movie became a box office success, Robbie has now revealed that filming her nude scene with co-star Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t as smooth as the film might portray. At the time, she had a case of nerves that required her to indulge in a bit of alcohol to muster up some courage.
She also admitted that she was taken aback by the amount of critical praise she received after the film became a box office hit.
Read on to learn more.
‘I Had A Couple Of Shots Of Tequila’
Speaking at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts event, dubbed “A Life In Pictures,” Robbie opened up about filming her nude scene with her co-star DiCaprio. The actress revealed that filming the part was a bit challenging as she had a strong case of nerves at the time.
To overcome the jitters, Robbie downed several shots of alcohol just before she shot the raunchy scene with DiCaprio.
“I’m not going to lie, I had a couple of shots of tequila before that scene because I was nervous…very, very nervous,” Robbie recalled, per New York Post.
Although the actress did not reveal what might have triggered her nervousness, she did admit that she was surprised that the nude section of the film would end up being one of the best scenes.
“It was my first film in America, it sounds silly now, but I thought I’d slip under the radar,” she shared.
Margot Robbie Did Not Expect The Fame
In “Wolf of Wall Street,” Robbie portrayed Naomi Lapaglia, a blonde bombshell who had an affair with DiCaprio’s character Jordan Belfort while he was still married to his wife. The pair can be seen living a decadent lifestyle in the film after Belfort divorces his wife to marry Lapaglia.
When Robbie played the role, she was just 22 years and was still finding her footing in Hollywood. The Martin Scorsese-directed film ended up being a critical success and opened several doors for the actress.
However, Robbie said she wasn’t expecting to be shot into the spotlight as she thought that DiCaprio would have been the only one to receive all the accolades.
“Honestly, I know it sounds silly now, knowing how big the movie became, at the time I thought, ‘No one is going to notice me in this film,'” Robbie reflected, per New York Post.
“It kind of doesn’t matter what I do in this film because everyone is going to be focused on Leo [DiCaprio] and everything,” she added.
Margot Robbie Wanted To Quit Hollywood After Filming ‘ Wolf of Wall Street’
Despite being on a sure path to stardom after her feature in “The Wolf of Street,” Robbie surprisingly wasn’t eager to continue her career as an actress after working on the film.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, she opened up about having a conversation with her mum about quitting Hollywood.
“Something was happening in those early stages, and it was all pretty awful. And I remember saying to my mom, ‘I don’t think I want to do this,’ she recalled the candid conversation, per Fox News.
In response, Robbie’s mother advised her that it was too late to back out.
The actress added, “She just looked at me, completely straight-faced, and was like, ‘Darling, I think it’s too late not to.’ That’s when I realized the only way was forward.”
Margot Robbie’s Movie Projects
Fortunately, the actress chose not to follow through with quitting the industry, going on to star in several critically acclaimed movies, including “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The Legend of Tarzan,” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”
She also joined the DC franchise, starring in two installments of “The Suicide Squad” and her own solo movie, “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.”
Having now amassed over a decade of experience, Robbie shared her views on what the industry feels like.
“The way I try to explain this job and this world to people is that the highs are really high, and the lows are really, really low,” she said, per Fox News. “And I guess if you’re lucky, it all balances out in the middle.”
She will return to the big screen in two upcoming movies “Babylon,” and “Barbie.”