Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance in The Wolf of Wall Street was an unexpected triumph as the actor ventured into a field he had never explored previously and succeeded magnificently. Although DiCaprio was the star of one of the greatest crime comedies ever made, Martin Scorsese’s creation, Margot Robbie, who was 22 then, wasn’t dwarfed by him.
Barbie is the most current of Robbie’s critically lauded filmography entries, which have solidified her status as one of the most prominent names in entertainment in the past few decades. And The Wolf of Wall Street, for which the actor declined to don a bathrobe in one of the movie’s most famous sequences, was the catalyst for her ascent to fame.
Martin Scorsese first informed Robbie she could put on a robe for the sequence in which Naomi seduced Belfrot by showing up entirely nude in the entryway and just donning thigh-high pantyhose. But Margot Robbie resisted, deciding that any other approach would have been an injustice to the tale they were conveying, so she decided to be fully n-ked. She stated to The Telegraph, “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 n-ked. She’s laying her cards on the table.”
Although Margot Robbie dared to make the tough decision to ensure the scene worked flawlessly, she feared the actor would have to lie to her folks. Margot Robbie revealed that she had lied to her parents before The Wolf of Wall Street came out on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (via THR). The well-known actor remembered telling her parents lies. She stated, “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’.”