The Impact of 'The Wolf of Wall Street' on Margot Robbie's Career and a Cautionary Tale About Intimate Scenes on Piles of Money

News - 29 January 2024

The 2013 film "The Wolf of Wall Street" follows the wild life of Jordan Belfort on Wall Street, where he partakes in a lifestyle filled with sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll while engaging in illegal activities. The film received positive reviews, with an 80 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 83 percent positive audience score. Interestingly, the film also had a significant impact on the career of actress Margot Robbie, who portrayed Naomi Lapaglia, Belfort's wife.

Although Robbie is now best known for her role in "Barbie," "The Wolf of Wall Street" was a breakthrough moment for her, despite the challenges she faced while filming.One particular scene in the film that Robbie found difficult to shoot was an intimate moment with Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Belfort. In the scene, Robbie and DiCaprio lie naked together on a bed covered in money.

Robbie revealed that during filming, she experienced discomfort and pain in her back, which she later discovered was caused by small paper cuts from the money on the bed. Reflecting on the experience, Robbie warned others against attempting to be intimate on a pile of money, as it can lead to unexpected consequences.Prior to filming "The Wolf of Wall Street," Robbie had reservations about performing nude scenes.

However, her manager convinced her that working with renowned director Martin Scorsese made it worth it. Ultimately, Robbie expressed satisfaction with her decision to film the nude scenes, believing that they were necessary to accurately portray her character's lifestyle and personality in the film.