Margot Robbie insisted on filming the famous scene completely ոaked, despite the director’s protests. the video went viral
Margot Robbie insisted on doing her famous Wolf of Wall Street scene fully naked – despite protests from director Martin Scorsese.
The Barbie star got her big break in the 2013 period film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and though she was “apprehensive” about stripping off for her first sex scene, Margot refused to let them be toned down.
Director Scorsese offered to “help her out” by removing the need for her to be naked – but Margot said no.
She explained to The Telegraph in 2014 – when she was only 23 – that it’s necessary to strike a balance between nudity for the sake of it and necessary displays.
She said: “I think nudity for the sake of nudity is shameful. If they’ve put it in just so that a girl gets her top off, then that’s disgusting. And you can always tell.
“But I also think it’s disgusting when someone would have got naked in real life, in the film they conveniently leave their bra on, or hold up the bed sheet.
Seeing someone being choreographed into being covered up irritates me just as much.”
Margot pointed out that “the whole point” of her character Naomi is that she only has her body to use as “currency”. She then added:
“So when Marty Scorsese was trying to help me out, and said in the scene where she seduces Jordan perhaps I could have a robe on, I said she wouldn’t. She has to be naked. She’s laying her cards on the table.”
Margot confessed in 2018 that the scene took place in a “tiny bedroom” with an all-male crew of 30 people crammed inside.
“For 17 hours I’m pretending to be touching myself,” she told Porter magazine. “It’s just a very weird thing and you have to bury the embarrassment and absurdity, really deep, and fully commit.”
Margot said she had a “couple of shots of tequila” before the scene to settle her nerves. But she still thought nobody would pay attention to her in the blockbuster hit.