Margot Robbie has been discussing her starring role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, and she’s admitted that she was more than willing to strip for the part.
The 23-year-old actress, who plays Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in the enthralling drama about extravagant Wall Street bankers, was told by the legendary filmmaker that she could have worn clothes for some of her scantily clad scenes, however she insisted on going nude.
Talking to Vogue magazine, Robbie explained, “‘There were points when Marty said, ‘You can wear a dressing gown here’, but I insisted that wouldn’t make sense. My character would stand there naked. I felt the story needed to be confronted.”
Scorsese was able to make Robbie feel at ease on set though, even though she was completely naked. ”He was so sweet,” she explained. “He kept saying, ‘Now, when you are making love… ‘ I was like, this is hardly making love! It was incredibly awkward. We were laughing the entire time… that’s probably why that scene took 17 hours to film!”
However, by the conclusion of the film’s shoot, Margot admitted that she had been naked in front of the camera so many times that she stopped worrying about the cast and crew’s reaction to her body.
She remarked, “At first I was absolutely petrified. By the end there was so much nudity, nobody was fazed about undressing. I have no concept of modesty anymore.”
Robbie also admitted that DiCaprio, who she described as like a “big brother” to her, was a tremendous screen kisser.
She continued, “‘I’m still pinching myself. Leo has always been my favourite actor and he became this wonderful big brother. All of my girlfriends interrogated me and asked, ‘Is he an amazing kisser?’ I’d say, ‘All I know is his screen kissing is great.’ Then they’d get upset and say, ‘Tell me there were fireworks.’ There weren’t. You do the takes in 17 hours, and its just hot and sweaty.”
The amount of nudity in The Wolf Of Wall Street isn’t the film’s only major faux-pas though. Eagle-eyed viewers have now calculated that the f-word is used 506 times in the drama, which is a new record.
Variety reported, “According to Wikipedia, the word ‘f***’ is used 506 times over The Wolf of Wall Street‘s 180-minute running time. Previously, the record for a non-documentary was Spike Lee’s 1999 film Summer of Sam with 435 instances.”
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