Margot Robbie is a talented actress, known for her performances in films like Suicide Squad and I, Tonya. However, her breakthrough role came in 2013 with The Wolf of Wall Street, where she played Naomi Lapaglia, the second wife of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). Margot Robbie’s performance in The Wolf of Wall Street has been widely praised. While the film had many sordid s*x scenes, there was one particular scene in the film that proved to be more challenging for Robbie than the others.
Margot Robbie Recounts Her Horrific Experience Filming a S*x Scene on a Pile of Money
In an interview with The Daily Beast, the actress revealed that in one of the most iconic scenes from the film, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio had to film a s*x scene on an enormous pile of fake money. Unfortunately, this scene was particularly challenging for Margot, as the fake currency left her back completely shredded.
“I got a million paper cuts on my back from all that money! It’s not as glamorous as it sounds. When I got up off the bed, I turned around to get my robe and everyone gasped. I said: ‘What is it?’ And they said: ‘You look like you’ve been whipped a million times. Your back is covered in a thousand red scratches.'”
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When the actress got up off the bed, everyone in the room gasped at the sight of her back. The cast and crew described her back in a horrific way, saying that she looked like she had been whipped a million times and her back was covered in a thousand red scratches. Director Martin Scorsese somehow managed to keep these cuts out of the final shot of the movie, but Margot Robbie was no doubt left scarred by the experience. She added,
“If anyone is ever planning on having s*x on top of a pile of cash: don’t. Maybe real money is a bit softer, but the fake money is like paper“
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Although she wouldn’t recommend anyone shooting a s*x scene on a pile of fake money, Robbie did have some advice for anyone who might find themselves in a similar situation. She suggested that real money might be a bit softer than fake money.
Margot Robbie’s Thoughts on Nudity in Films
Margot Robbie has previously spoken out about nudity in films and the importance of not objectifying women. She believes that nudity for the sake of nudity is shameful, and if it’s added just to get a girl’s top off, then that’s disgusting. However, she also thinks it’s disgusting when a film conveniently leaves a bra on or holds up a bed sheet when someone would have gotten naked in real life.
For Robbie, the decision to show nudity should be based on the character and the story. In the case of Naomi Lapaglia, her body was her only form of currency, so it was necessary to show her naked in certain scenes.
“The whole point of Naomi is that her body is her only form of currency in this world.”
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As a result, when Scorsese suggested that Margot Robbie cover up a little, she rejected the idea. She said that Naomi had to be naked and that she was laying her cards on the table.
“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.”
Shooting a s*x scene on a pile of fake money may seem glamorous, but as Margot Robbie revealed, it can be quite challenging.
However, the actress was able to deliver a memorable performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, and her portrayal of Naomi Lapaglia has been hailed as one of her best.