Margot Robbie talks The Wolf Of Wall Street



GQ: You play Jordan Belfort's wife, Naomi in The Wolf of Wall Street. What was the physical description of your character?
Margot Robbie: Long tanned legs, glamorous, blonde-haired 22 year old, blah blah blah blah.

Do you know why Martin Scorsese cast you in the role?
I don't, but I heard later that he'd said to Leo [DiCaprio], "There's something about Margot, I feel we're discovering something."

Have you met anyone who talks faster than Scorsese?
He does talk fast but it's mind-boggling the amount of knowledge he has. Also, he doesn't underestimate anyone. He mentioned this film shot in Germany in the early 1900s and then said to me, "Did you see that film?" No, Marty I didn't, but I appreciate the fact that you thought it was a possibility.

What did you do at the audition that landed you the part?
We did this scene where we were having dinner and Leo started to improvise and I had no idea what was going on and I was flailing and trying to keep up and it was terrible. So I thought, I've got moments left in the room, I've got to do something. So for the next scene, which was a fight, I got a little lost in the moment I think because at the end of the scene, I was meant to walk way but instead I slapped him in the face and said, "F*** you!" And there was this stunned silence which probably only lasted three seconds but felt like an eternity and then they all burst out laughing. I thought they were going to sue me. I apologised profusely. I said, "I'm so sorry" and Leo said, "That was brilliant. Hit me in the face again."

Will we sympathise at all with Naomi?
No. None of the main characters have any redeeming qualities. There are no good guys but you're kind of rooting for them anyway. You're on their side, you want it to work out for them. Among the bad characters in the film, you're probably going to sympathise with my character the least because you need to sympathise with [DiCaprio's character].

Do you sympathise with her?
I can sympathise with what she did, but in the final cut of the film I think you're going to look at her and think, "Wow, she's a heartless bitch."

What was your favourite scene?
My last scene. You'll know it when you see it, I won't say any more! We rewrote the whole scene literally the night before we shot it, it's absolutely insane. I've no idea how it turned out, but to me it felt like the best acting I've ever done.

What's lined up for 2014?
I have nothing planned other than press for Wolf of Wall St. I'm attached to this film called Violent Talent (a Chicago-set crime drama] and that's the only thing I'm working on.


The Wolf Of Wall Street is out 17 January (in the uk)

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Bye @ her delusion. Naomi was my fave. Jordan was a psychotic monster by the end. The rest were losers w/ some occasional funny moments.