Margot Robbie shot many iconic scenes in her breakthrough role as Naomi Lapaglia The Wolf of Wall Street.
Her dedication to the film was so deep that she locked herself in a room with others just to capture one of the film’s most memorable moments.
Robbie was already used to altering certain Martin Scorsese scenes Wolf of Wall Street. She initially snagged the role and launched a fruitful career in the film industry through improvisation. While it was a risky gamble to secure her spot, it was one that paid off immensely.
“In my head I was like, ‘You literally have 30 seconds left in this room and if you don’t do something impressive, nothing will ever come of it. It’s a golden opportunity, just take it.” And so I start yelling at him and he yells back. And he’s really scary. I can hardly keep up,” she once said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
Her way of distinguishing herself was by beating DiCaprio.
“So I get really close to his face and then I’m like, ‘Maybe I should kiss him. When else am I ever going to get a chance to kiss Leo DiCaprio?’ But another part of my brain clicks and I just go, whack! I slapped his face. And then I scream, ‘F*** you!’ And that’s not in the script at all. The room just went dead silent and I froze,” she added.
One of Wall Street’Among the most memorable moments was an argument between Robbie and DiCaprio’s characters that takes a violent and unexpected turn. But the scene in question should be a lot tamer than it was when it was originally shown to Robbie.
“What happened before in the script was I went to his office and said I wanted a divorce. And that was it,” she told Deadline.
But Robbie, DiCaprio and Scorsese didn’t think the scene lived up to expectations. So they brainstormed to come up with a new way to approach the moment that would have satisfied them. This led to perhaps one of the craziest scenes in a movie that was already full of it.
“We started riffing and locked ourselves in a room until about 3 a.m. and made it all up. And the sex scene before that,” she said. “Our brilliant 1st AD Adam Somner probably pulled his hair out because we were thinking out of thin air, so we need to smash down the garage door of someone’s house, smash in a car window, and destroy a couch.”
As grateful as Robbie was to have earned her Wolf of Wall Street Role, getting the role wasn’t without its fair share of challenges. The fame that the film brought was almost too much for Robbie. So much so that she considered stepping out of the spotlight early.
“Something happened in those early stages and it was all pretty awful. I remember saying to my mother, ‘I don’t think I want to do that.’ And she just looked at me with a totally straight face and said, ‘Honey, I think it’s too late not to do it.’ That’s when I realized it was only going forward,” she said in an interview with Vanity Fair.
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