It’s been four years since the thrilling, The Wolf of Wall Street was released and Margot Robbie has revealed she had a big problem with the role which propelled her to international stardom.
During an interview with Wonderland the actress admitted she didn’t feel confident enough in her looks to play Naomi in Martin Scorsese’s hit film.
She explained how in the script, her character was described as ‘the hottest blonde ever’ and she was ‘acutely aware’ she’s not the hottest blonde ever.
I was just terrified that people would see the movie and think ‘Eugh! She’s not that great.’
This isn’t the first time Margot’s spoken about the role of Naomi Lapaglia – she admitted in the past how she told some pretty big porkies to her family about the movie, specifically her infamous nude scene.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel she admitted lying to her family about the scene, saying the film makers used a body double for the scene in question.
I just flat out lied to my family for a really long time. I said, ‘I don’t care what you hear, there is no nudity, I’m not doing any nudity. Ignore anything anyone’s saying, there is no nudity’.
And then I thought, ‘Well, the movie’s going to come out and they’ll see there’s nudity’, so I changed that. The lie evolved to, ‘Well actually it’s a body double, and they just CGI-ed my head onto someone else’.
My family don’t have anything to do with the entertainment industry so they totally bought it. They were like, ‘They can do that?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, technology these days, you wouldn’t believe what they do in Hollywood’.
During the Wonderland interview Margot also took the time to criticise the press coverage of her film I, Tonya which won rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival and told the story of Olympic skating champion Tonya Harding.
Despite the critical acclaim, the majority of the coverage focused on how Margot looks in the movie, something which has upset the Australian actress.
All the reading, all the acting coaching and then someone reviews the movie or interviews you and all they do is focus on the aesthetics.
You think, ‘Fuck you. You’ve totally discredited the work I did and it’s not fair’.
Fair play Margot!