A slap that forged a career.
Trying to make a career in Hollywood? Maybe try to work your way up to the top.
Time’s The Most Influential 100 People was released, a regular feature in which winners’ profiles are written by other famous people.
In the case of Australian Margot Robbie, the actress was hailed by director Martin Scorsese, the director of The Wolf of Wall Street, the film in which Robbie made his Hollywood breakthrough.
Scorsese attempted to answer the question of what Robbie is by lyrically waxing her “comic genius” and “fierce at all costs”, reminiscent of classic Hollywood actresses.
But what really convinced Scorsese that Robbie was right for her role in The Wolf of Wall Street was her “unique audacity” – which, well, basically means she’s giving Leonardo DiCaprio one in the face. .
“She landed her role in The Wolf of Wall Street when we first met – walking away and giving Leonardo DiCaprio a thunderclap or a slap in the face, an improvisation that stunned us all,” he said. -he writes.
Robbie recounted the moment in a 2015 interview with Harper’s Bazaar where she barely said a word during an impromptu scene between her and a “phenomenal” DiCaprio.
“You have literally 30 seconds left in this room and if you don’t do something awesome, nothing will ever come of it.”
She was to make her mark in the next scene, an argument between the couple: “In my head, I was like, ‘You have literally 30 seconds left in this room and if you don’t do something awesome, nothing will ever get out of it. . It’s a once in a lifetime chance, just take it,” Robbie said.
So when he was told to come kiss DiCaprio as the unstable Jordan Belfort, Robbie did the opposite.
“Another part of my brain clicks and I just go, Whack! I punch him in the face. And then I scream, ‘Fuck you!’ And that’s not in the script at all. The room went quiet and I froze,” she said.
“And then all of a sudden Marty and Leo burst out laughing. Marty said, ‘That was awesome!’ Leo said, ‘Hit me again!'” Robbie added. It was a slap that forged a career.
Scorsese ended his attempt to explain what Robbie looks like with a final quip: “It’s not a complete answer to the eternal question, but it’s a start. Margot is gorgeous in everything she is and everything. what she does, and she will amaze us forever.”