Margot Robbie insisted on making a key change to this iconic 'Wolf of Wall Street' scene
Margot Robbie is one of the biggest stars on the planet today, so it can be hard to believe that she was barely on the Hollywood radar ten five years ago. Robbie mostly starred in various independent films at the start of her career in the mid-2000s, but eventually moved on to star in the soap opera Neighbours from 2008 to 2011.
It wasn't long after this that she got the opportunity any up-and-coming actor would kill for - a role in a movie directed by Martin Scorsese, starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.
From there the 27-year-old's career has only reached new heights, but many still know her from her memorable appearance as Naomi Lapglia in 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street. While she was the picture of confidence in the film, she wasn't actually sure she was right for the part.
"I was just terrified that people would see the movie and think ‘eugh! She’s not that great'," she said in an interview back in October. "When I was playing Naomi in The Wolf of Wall Street it was so high-tempo sexy. I was acutely aware that the line in the screenplay was 'the hottest blonde ever' – I'm clearly not the hottest blonde ever".
While I'm sure many of her fans would disagree on that point, she also surprised them by revealing the one thing she insisted on changing in the movie. The scene in question is the now-iconic one in which she appears in the doorway, shocking DiCaprio's character and the audience by appearing in the doorway completely naked. However, what you likely don't know is that it was her idea.
Scorsese told the actress she could wear a bath robe during the scene where she steps out of her bedroom to seduce him, but she wanted to do the scene differently. Speaking to the Telegraph this week she explained her reasoning:
"The whole point of Naomi is that her body is her only form of currency in this world."
"So when Marty 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."
Her decision to do the scene in the nude definitely changed the dynamic of that scene, that's for sure, and it makes sense from the character's perspective as the actress explained. Despite her choice to bare it all in this scene, she wasn't always comfortable with it once it had been filmed.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she spoke about the infamous nude scene:
"I just flat out lied to my family for a really long time. I said, 'I don't care what you hear, there is no nudity, I'm not doing any nudity. Ignore anything anyone's saying, there is no nudity'.
"And then I thought, 'Well, the movie's going to come out and they'll see there's nudity', so I changed that. The lie evolved to, 'Well actually it's a body double, and they just CGI-ed my head onto someone else'.
"My family don't have anything to do with the entertainment industry so they totally bought it. They were like, 'They can do that?' And I was like, 'Oh, technology these days, you wouldn't believe what they do in Hollywood'."
The strange thing is, as ludicrous as that lie is, they probably will be able to convincingly superimpose one actress' head onto another one day soon.