Margot Robbie made her Hollywood debut with the 2013 film About Time. However, the film that brought her fame and made her one of the biggest actors in Hollywood was the 2013 movir The Wolf of Wall Street. She starred alongside Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and over time the actress has shared her experience working with the director.
In her appearance on BAFTA’s A Life In Pictures series, the Australian star once again shared her experience working on The Wolf of Wall Street. She also shared some of the secrets the director of the film shared with her while working on the 2013 film.
Martin Scorsese Shared Stories of Mafia, Old Actors, and Stairwells with Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie shared her experience working on the 2013 Oscar-winning film The Wolf of Wall Street. The actress revealed she also participated as a writer in the film. Robbie revealed that she, Scorsese, and DiCaprio went through a scene the night before shooting it.
She also said that she felt comfortable sharing her opinion as the Mean Streets director has set a tone that “it was a bit of a free for all.” The Amsterdam star also said, “It was like the crazier you are, the more Marty will like it. And the more screen time you’re going to get.”
Margot Robbie shared that while working on the film she and Martin Scorsese talked a lot and the Goodfellas director shared multiple stories with her. “We spoke all the time. I’d sit at video village, and he would tell stories about the Mafia and old film stars, but he didn’t actually give direction,” the Birds of Prey star said.
She also mentioned that while filming a stair scene Scorsese told her that every great movie has a stair scene. “I’ve told so many directors since that Martin Scorsese says every great movie has a stairwell shot,” Robbie said. The Suicide Squad star also mentioned that she insists on having a stair scene in every movie after that.
What Gave Margot Robbie Confidence to Write to Quentin Tarantino?
Margot Robbie also talked about producing films. The Barbie star produced 2017’s I, Tonya. Robbie revealed that the 2017 film gave her the confidence to write a letter to Quentin Tarantino. She hoped that she would get the opportunity to work with the director.
“I, Tonya was the first time I watched a movie and thought I’m a good actor. And I thought, ‘Okay, I’m ready to reach out to my idols,'” Margot Robbie said. The Babylon star went on to work with Tarantino in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
Robbie also addressed the criticism the film received for the portrayal of Sharon Tate.“It didn’t bother me. I watched it and thought we got across what we wanted to get across,” she claimed.
Margot Robbie is set to appear in the upcoming 2022 film Babylon. The period comedy-drama portrays the rise and fall of several characters during Hollywood’s transition in the late 1920s.
Babylon is set to release on 23 December 2022.