Margot Robbie’s role as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street elevated her career in 2014. It brought her immense fame and made her a mainstay in Hollywood. Her X-rated scenes alongside Leonardo Di Caprio made her a fan favourite in the film. But how did Robbie’s family feel about her nude scenes?
Margot Robbie isn’t entirely against filming n*de scenes
It might seem that Margot Robbie easily agrees to do X-rated scenes in her movies. However, that is further from the truth. She takes a lot into consideration before she agrees. While Robbie isn’t against nude scenes, she has to feel that the nudity somehow serves the scene and makes sense in the overarching narrative that she’s helping to tell before she ever signs on.
The Australian actress has read many scripts where it required the actor to get naked for absolutely no rhyme or reason. That, to Robbie, is cause for turning down a role.
In an interview, Robbie explained how she approaches nudity in films. She said,
“There are scripts that I pick up and say, ‘There’s no reason why she’s getting her clothes off, that’s just stupid, it’s just nudity for the sake of nudity.’ That I do not agree with, ever,”
The actress further explained,
“But when the nudity is warranted, I totally agree with it, and don’t think there’s anything shameful in that. If it’s justified and the character would do it then it should be there.”
Robbie considers quite a bit before doing n*de scenes
Margot Robbie takes a lot into consideration before accepting a movie with nude scenes. She not only weighs who she will be working with and their style of filming, but she also takes into account that she’ll have limited control over how people view the scenes when they’re out.
Robbie talks about what her family thinks about her naked scenes
Margot Robbie considers what her family will have to deal with if she agrees to do nudity in a project. Robbie shared,
“It’s just different in this day and age too, because there’s the Internet. It was like, if I do this there will forever be YouTube clips of this, there will be slow-motion versions. It’s not just the repercussions on myself; my brothers have to deal with that, my grandparents have to deal with that. It’s not just something that affects me; it affects everyone around me. So it’s not something to be taken lightly. I obviously put a lot of thought into it.”
Margot Robbie ‘Flat-Out Lied’ To Her Family About Her Nude Scenes
Margot Robbie earned her big break into Hollywood with The Wolf of Wall Street alongside Leonardo Di Caprio. One of her most challenging scenes while filming The Wolf of Wall Street was her sex scene with DiCaprio.
The movie became a massive hit and moviegoers began to buzz about the film and Margot Robbie. Robbie soon started appearing on several television shows to promote the movie.
In January 2014, Robbie was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. During their chat, Robbie revealed that her family hadn’t seen the film back in Australia. She also admitted that she initially lied about being nude in the movie.
Robbie explained to Kimmel saying,
“[The nudity] was a small point of contention with the family. Ironically enough, I 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 am not doing any nudity. Ignore everything anyone is saying. There is no nudity.’”
In time, Robbie realized her family would see her when the film came to Australia. When she noticed her error, Robbie convinced her family the crew used technology to create her NSFW scenes. She said,
“I thought, ‘well, the movie is going to come out, and they are going to see that there is nudity. So I changed that, and the lie evolved to ‘well actually there is a body double and they CGI’ed my head onto someone else.”
Robbie eventually came clean about her nudity in The Wolf of Wall Street.