Margot Robbie confessed that when she auditioned for The Wolf Of Wall Street she was so nervous that she ended up slapping Leonardo DiCaprio hard, which impressed the actor rather than annoyed him.
In an interview with Harpersbazaar, whose latest issue features the 24-year-old Australian actress, Margot Robbie recounted the context of the incident with the Oscar nominee.
As she recounted, at the time of the audition, she only thought that she had 30 seconds to impress Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese, and as part of her audition, “I start screaming and he screams at me. He is really scary, I could barely keep up.”
It is then that following her line, Leonardo DiCaprio tells her that “you must be happy to have a husband like me. Now come here and give me a kiss.”So I walk up really close to his face and then I’m like ‘maybe I should kiss him, when do I get another chance to kiss Leo Dicaprio?'” he yelled ‘fuck you!’, that wasn’t in the script at all. The room went silent and I froze,” she recounted.
Ella Margot Robbie believed that she was going to be arrested or that she would never work in Hollywood again for slapping Leonardo DiCaprio, but the opposite happened.
“Instead of being furious, both Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio burst out laughing,” she added, before revealing that the actor asked her to hit him again.
Margot Robbie was finally chosen to play Naomi Lapaglia, the second wife of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) in The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Prior to this experience, the actress had worked on Australian soap operas and appeared in the short-lived television drama Pan-Am and Richard Curtis’s About Time.
After The Wolf Of Wall Street, Margot Robbie’s career skyrocketed. This week she premiered Focus in the United States, a film in which she stars alongside Will Smith. Additionally, she was chosen to play Harley Quinn in DC’s Suicide Squad.