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‘He’d tell stories about the Mafia and old film stars’: Margot Robbie Hints Martin Scorsese Has Actual Underworld Connections

Margot Robbie Hints Martin Scorsese Has Actual Underworld Connections

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.

Margot Robbie
Hollywood star Margot Robbie

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.

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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.

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

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.

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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.

Margot Robbie with Martin Scorsese
Margot Robbie with Martin Scorsese

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.

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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.

Margot Robbie with Quentin Tarantino
Margot Robbie with Quentin Tarantino

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.

Source: Deadline

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.