Margot Robbie is a multifaceted actress and producer celebrated for her remarkable skills and striking beauty. She rose to prominence through her portrayals in The Wolf of Wall Street and then Suicide Squad, where she embodied the character of Harley Quinn. Robbie’s career continues to flourish, highlighting her wide-ranging acting prowess and dedication to narrative craftsmanship.
Margot Robbie recently disclosed her near departure from acting due to the “unpleasant” fame she encountered following her role in The Wolf of Wall Street. The Australian actress reminisced about her rapid rise to fame at the age of 22 when she co-starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s film. Her portrayal of Jordan Belfort’s mistress-turned-wife catapulted her to international stardom.
Margot Robbie Almost Quit Acting
The Wolf of Wall Street marked Margot Robbie’s inaugural venture into worldwide stardom when she was a mere 22 years old. Before this breakthrough, she had a stint in the short-lived ABC drama Pan Am and achieved recognition through her role in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
One of her initial challenges was adapting to the constant presence of paparazzi. Margot Robbie mentioned that she learned how to navigate airports and became aware of those attempting to create problems for her.
Margot Robbie also voiced her discontent with the media when they published a story alleging that she had departed her friend Cara Delevingne’s residence in tears.
Robbie told Vanity Fair:
“I’m not at Cara’s house – I’m outside an Airbnb that I was renting for five days! And I’m not crying!’ I had something in my eye. I’m trying to grab my face mask, trying to hold a coffee cup, and I couldn’t get a hair out of my eye,”
The actress conceded that she eventually developed mechanisms for dealing with the scrutiny, although she still experiences a degree of unease when placed in the limelight.
Margot Robbie Stunned Everyone With Her Audition
Margot Robbie desired the role in the Martin Scorsese film so intensely that she made a daring move that could have jeopardized her fledgling career. While she secured the audition, she was apprehensive about it. During the auditions, a casting director suggested she return dressed more appropriately for Naomi’s character, heightening her anxiety and convincing her that only something extraordinary could secure the role.
In her screen test, Leonardo DiCaprio was in attendance, and Margot Robbie recalled that the Titanic actor was ad-libbing lines. Feeling inspired, she decided to engage in improvisation herself. The Focus actress recounted her daring choice to seize that unique opportunity and deliver something remarkable.
The actress from I, Tonya harbored concerns that her impulsive decision to slap DiCaprio might result in her being dismissed from the auditions, or even worse, facing potential assault charges. Nonetheless, none of these dire consequences transpired, and Robbie secured the role thanks to her spontaneous choice.
The Wolf of Wall Street can be streamed on Paramount+.
Source: Vanity Fair