Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio had great chemistry while filming “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013. Still, Robbie was new to the acting scene; the film was his breakout role. And with that, she hadn’t filmed any scenes n-de until she played Naomi Belfort. So when it came time for Robbie to film such a scene with DiCaprio, she was, understandably, a little nervous.
Margot Robbie got her breakout role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
Robbie was only 22 when she was cast as Naomi Belfort (the husband of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio). She was a graduate of the University of Queensland, Australia, and had only acted professionally since her late teens. Robbie landed roles in Neighbors and Pan Am before her audition for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ made her a top celebrity.
Robbie had auditioned for the film, and she remembers being more nervous about the audition than meeting Scorsese and DiCaprio. “I was more nervous about my audition, so I didn’t have time to worry, ‘Oh, I’m about to meet Leo and Marty [Martin Scorsese]Robbie told Grazia in 2020. Robbie said it was “last minute” that she didn’t even have time to be nervous. “It was probably a good thing in hindsight.”
Robbie’s first n-de scene with Leonardo DiCaprio was ‘intimidating’
While shooting the movie had a lot of upside, especially for Robbie’s career, there were a few downsides — including the nerves that surrounded filming his first n-de scene. “It was daunting before I knew I had to do it,” Robbie told Grazia. “But when you get to the day, that’s your job and the sooner you do it, the sooner you can get dressed.”
Robbie added that the crew were “really great about it” and acted “professionally”, which made her more comfortable. “It’s not new to anyone on a film set, so for me it was daunting, but for everyone else it was just another day at the office.”
Robbie lied to his family while filming n-de scenes
Robbie talked a bit more about filming n-de scenes during Jimmy Kimmel Live!, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. “Did they tell you about [the
n-de scenes] come in or was it a surprise? asked Kimmel.
“Yeah, that was a little sticking point with my family,” Robbie said. “I lied to my family for a very long time,” Robbie said. “I said, ‘I don’t care what you hear, there’s no n-dit, I don’t do no n-dit. Ignore anything anyone says, there’s no of n-dity.
Robbie made up an even more elaborate lie, saying the body his family saw in the film wasn’t really his. “The lie evolved into, ‘Actually, it’s a body double, and they just turned my head into CGI on someone else,'” she added.
Robbie said she planned to avoid her family until the dust settled, though we’re guessing they’re done now that their daughter is a megastar.