After recently drawing a pay cheque of $12.5 million, Margot Robbie catapulted to the top spot on the coveted list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. The Terminal actress’s journey, albeit filled with bumps, has been an inspiring one.
Speaking of which, The Wolf of Wall Street was a breakthrough movie in Robbie’s career in multiple ways. She played Leonardo DiCaprio’s second wife, and the role demanded her to perform a volley of sensuous scenes. So much so, she caught the fancy of Hugh Hefner, the late founder of Playboy Magazine, who offered her an opportunity to feature in his controversial yet massively popular outlet. In an interview, Hefner averred that “the girl who played the role of Jordan Belfort’s wife is pretty” and would really make the cut for Playboy.
Robbie was all of 23 at that point in time. And it didn’t really seem like a lucrative opportunity, given the awkwardness that surrounded her personal life back then, owing to her racy scenes in The Wolf Of Wall Street.
However, looking back, Robbie isn’t resentful in the slightest — about her role, at least — as the scenes demanded it, and she only went ahead for the sake of authenticity. “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. The whole point of Naomi is that her body is her only form of currency in this world. 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,” the actress maintained in the interview.
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