Margot Robbie improvised Brad Pitt kiss in 'Babylon' because it could have been her 'only chance'

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By Asiya Ali

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Margot Robbie has revealed that she took to the "opportunity" to improvise a kiss with Brad Pitt when filming the forthcoming movie Babylon.

In Babylon, the 32-year-old actress plays an aspiring actress Nellie, set in 1920s Hollywood, which chronicles the end of the silent-film era and transitions into the talkies.

The 58-year-old Fight Club actor plays veteran actor Jack Conrad, who is lost in the industry change. In the flick, Jack and Manny Torres, played by Diego Calva, try to help Nellie fulfill her acting dreams.

In a recent interview with E! News, Robbie candidly admitted that during a scene in the movie - which is directed by Damien Chazelle - she really leaned into the spontaneity of her character and improvised a kiss scene with Pitt.

Watch Robbie's interview below:

Robbie disclosed to the outlet that she had to convince the 37-year-old director to make the kiss scene happen - describing it as "just great".

"I said, 'Damien, I think Nellie would just go up and kiss Jack,'" she said. "And Damien was like, 'Well, she could- wait, hold on. You just wanna kiss Brad Pitt.'"

"And I was like, 'Oh, so sue me. This opportunity might never come up again.' And he was like, 'It does work for the character,' and I was like, 'I think so,'" she jokingly added.

Well, if you don't ask...

After a successful take, the director was so impressed by the scene that he ended up including it in the film. The Harley Quinn actress also said that he made them perform the scene again, explaining: "He was like, 'No, do it again. That really works.'"

Of course, a very smitten Robbie was very pleased that she got to do her kiss with the Troy actor again, expressing: "I was like, 'Oh, great.'"

The Wolf of Wall Street star also made another confession in the interview and divulged that she had a second kiss with Katherine Waterston in Babylon.

"I actually kissed Katherine [Waterston], as well," the actress told the outlet, adding: "But I don't know if that made the cut."

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Margot Robbie wasn't missing her chance to kiss Brad Pitt. Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

Robbie previously collaborated with Pitt in the 2015 drama comedy The Big Short, and, more recently, in Quentin Tarantino’s blockbuster hit Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The du0 share a long-running friendship, with the Bullet Train star enlisting the Barbie actress's help with delivering his funny yet slightly awkward acceptance speech at the 2020 BAFTA Awards.

Reading Pitt's speech aloud from a piece of paper, Robbie said: "He says he is gonna name this [award] Harry because he's really excited about bringing it back to the States with him!"

The Mr. Smith star was referring to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping back from the royal family in order to spend more time in the US and Canada.

Later, in an interview with Good Morning America, Robbie - who was nominated for two awards of her own - admitted that she was so "panicked" about delivering Pitt's speech that she forgot to prepare any words herself.

"I was up for two [awards]. For both films in my category, and it wasn’t until I was on the way there that I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I hope I don’t win because I don’t have anything to say,'" she said.

Babylon will hit theatres on December 23.

Featured image credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

Margot Robbie improvised Brad Pitt kiss in 'Babylon' because it could have been her 'only chance'

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Margot Robbie has revealed that she took to the "opportunity" to improvise a kiss with Brad Pitt when filming the forthcoming movie Babylon.

In Babylon, the 32-year-old actress plays an aspiring actress Nellie, set in 1920s Hollywood, which chronicles the end of the silent-film era and transitions into the talkies.

The 58-year-old Fight Club actor plays veteran actor Jack Conrad, who is lost in the industry change. In the flick, Jack and Manny Torres, played by Diego Calva, try to help Nellie fulfill her acting dreams.

In a recent interview with E! News, Robbie candidly admitted that during a scene in the movie - which is directed by Damien Chazelle - she really leaned into the spontaneity of her character and improvised a kiss scene with Pitt.

Watch Robbie's interview below:

Robbie disclosed to the outlet that she had to convince the 37-year-old director to make the kiss scene happen - describing it as "just great".

"I said, 'Damien, I think Nellie would just go up and kiss Jack,'" she said. "And Damien was like, 'Well, she could- wait, hold on. You just wanna kiss Brad Pitt.'"

"And I was like, 'Oh, so sue me. This opportunity might never come up again.' And he was like, 'It does work for the character,' and I was like, 'I think so,'" she jokingly added.

Well, if you don't ask...

After a successful take, the director was so impressed by the scene that he ended up including it in the film. The Harley Quinn actress also said that he made them perform the scene again, explaining: "He was like, 'No, do it again. That really works.'"

Of course, a very smitten Robbie was very pleased that she got to do her kiss with the Troy actor again, expressing: "I was like, 'Oh, great.'"

The Wolf of Wall Street star also made another confession in the interview and divulged that she had a second kiss with Katherine Waterston in Babylon.

"I actually kissed Katherine [Waterston], as well," the actress told the outlet, adding: "But I don't know if that made the cut."

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Margot Robbie wasn't missing her chance to kiss Brad Pitt. Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

Robbie previously collaborated with Pitt in the 2015 drama comedy The Big Short, and, more recently, in Quentin Tarantino’s blockbuster hit Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The du0 share a long-running friendship, with the Bullet Train star enlisting the Barbie actress's help with delivering his funny yet slightly awkward acceptance speech at the 2020 BAFTA Awards.

Reading Pitt's speech aloud from a piece of paper, Robbie said: "He says he is gonna name this [award] Harry because he's really excited about bringing it back to the States with him!"

The Mr. Smith star was referring to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping back from the royal family in order to spend more time in the US and Canada.

Later, in an interview with Good Morning America, Robbie - who was nominated for two awards of her own - admitted that she was so "panicked" about delivering Pitt's speech that she forgot to prepare any words herself.

"I was up for two [awards]. For both films in my category, and it wasn’t until I was on the way there that I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I hope I don’t win because I don’t have anything to say,'" she said.

Babylon will hit theatres on December 23.

Featured image credit: Doug Peters / Alamy