Margot Robbie Wolf of Wall Street – nudity in movie was totally justified

Posted on 20 January 2014
By Pierce King
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The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie has revealed how she initially struggled with the idea of full frontal nudity, but the chance to work with Martin Scorsese was too strong a pull.

The gorgeous blonde, 23, also said that she had to dramatically up her game in the acting arena to hold her own against Di Caprio, Jonah Hill and the rest of Scorsese’s stellar cast.

Former Neighbours actress Margot described working on the film as ‘a sink-or-swim scenario,’ like travelling alone in a foreign country.

She said: “It’s like if you’re stuck in a place you don’t know, and you’ve got no money, you just have to figure it out.

“If you don’t, you’re going to get robbed and will have to sleep on the street.

“Once you’re on set, nobody is going to turn around and say, ‘Oh, do you need help?’ They won’t wait for you and they don’t need you.

“If you don’t put yourself in the scene, you won’t be in the scene. And that pressure brought my acting to a level it had never been at before.”

Margot, who seduces stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Di Caprio) in a steamy scene, says she thinks nudity for the sake of it in movies is shameful, but so is an actress leaving her bra on in a scene where she should clearly be naked.

She added: “But my manager told me, ‘If there’s ever going to be a time for nudity, this is the director you do it with.’

“If Marty had made Jordan’s lifestyle look horrible from the beginning, then you’d be like, ‘Well, why’s he doing it?’

“I think nudity for the sake of nudity is shameful.

“If they’ve put it in just so that a girl gets her top off, then that’s disgusting. And you can always tell.

“But I also think it’s disgusting when someone would have got naked in real life, in the film they conveniently leave their bra on, or hold up the bed sheet. Seeing someone being choreographed into being covered up irritates me just as much.

“The whole point of Naomi is that her body is her only form of currency in this world. 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.

“She has to be naked. She’s laying her cards on the table.”