Martin Scorsese’s Wall Street biopic about the rise and fall of one Jordan Belfort brought Australian actress Margot Robbie to the Hollywood forefront and gave her a platform to stand on. Just 22 at the time, the actress had little idea of the scope of the industry and the role she would continue to play over the next decade. Now 32, she looks back on the fascinating 10 years of her career and her heavily characterized and indomitable filmography that made her a star and how it all started with a role that sent her insecurity skyrocketing.
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Launch and Rise of Margot Robbie via the wolf of Wall Street
the wolf of Wall Street was an experience that a Martin Scorsese film did not usually offer its audience. Devoid of mob bosses, street gunfights and dark ’60s-themed cigar lounges, the 2013 film wanders the road of bacchanalia and dives excessively into the lowest acts of the humanity when not controlled by ambition and money. The American capitalist ideal has been realized to overflowing in the Scorsese epic led by the always charming Leonardo DiCaprio and a new debutante, Margot Robbie.
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The then 22-year-old actress was new to the Hollywood frontier and although a household name in her home continent of Australia, the suicide squad The star found no solace in the magnitude of grandeur that came with starring in a Leo DiCaprio movie. the wolf of Wall Street set the tone of vice and immorality in his early shots, but Robbie’s role as the arm-candy trophy wife of Leo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort came with its own set of challenges.
As she later revealed, the now coveted actress soon realized the need for her to make a lasting impression in the film that would define her future in the industry and earn her bread and butter for the rest of Robbie’s career.
Margot Robbie recalls filming alongside Leonardo DiCaprio
Over the years since the wolf of Wall Street debut, Margot Robbie had claimed how insecurity and the desire to quit acting continued to plague her until she received a reality check from her own mother. In an interview with the DailyMirrorRobbie revealed,
“Honestly, I know that sounds silly now, knowing how big the movie got, at the time I thought, ‘Nobody’s going to notice me in this movie. It doesn’t matter what I do in this movie ’cause everyone’s gonna focus on Leo [DiCaprio] and all.'”
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Earlier at a BAFTA event, the Babylon star also claimed, “I’m not going to lie, I had a few shots of tequila before that scene because I was nervous…very, very nervous.” referencing the infamous nude scene that featured her opposite Leo DiCaprio. When she expressed her wish to leave her career to her mother, the conversation quickly led to Robbie realizing that was not an option.
“And I remember saying to my mom, ‘I don’t think I want to do this,’ and she just looked at me, completely deadpan, and said, ‘Honey, I think he’s too late not to. It was then that I realized that the only way was to move forward.
Margot Robbie now boasts of a diverse filmography that usually demands her presence in a starring role. The actress appeared in the DCU as the infamous Harley Quinn in two suicide squad movies and ran his own superhero banner in Birds of prey. His last outing amsterdam received mixed reviews and the public awaits the launch of Damien Chazelle Babylon.
the wolf of Wall Street is available to stream on Paramount+ and Prime Video.