Updated December 3rd, 2023 at 20:15 IST

Margot Robbie reveals she insisted on going fully nude for The Wolf of Wall Street - here's why

Margot Robbie's role of Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street had grabbed eyeballs at the time for the fully nude scene featured in the film.

Margot Robbie | Image:AP
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Margot Robbie is currently basking in the stellar success of Greta Gerwig directorial Barbie which has broken multiple records and entered the billion dollar club, becoming this year's highest grossing film. Though Robbie is known for several standout films, 2013 release The Wolf of Wall Street marked her breakout role - Naomi Lapaglia, wife to Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort. The actress recently opened up on her eyeball grabbing full-monty scene.

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Margot Robbie reveals she insisted on going fully nude for The Wolf of Wall Street

Speaking to The Telegraph, Margot Robbie revisited her fully nude scene from The Wolf of Wall Street where she successfully manages to seduce Jordan Belfort, essayed by Leonardo DiCaprio. The actress revealed that while director Martin Scorsese wanted her to wear a robe for the scene, it was she who insisted on going fully nude to make the seduction more authentic.

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She said, "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."

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Margot Robbie on using nudity and conservatism as a token in cinema


Sharing her take on nudity in films, she asserted that seeing scenes where the female actress is displayed nude simply because the director can, infuriated her. However, the actress revealed that she found overtly choreographed scenes where there has been an extra effort to avoid nudity, as irritating. 

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She said, "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.⁠"

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Published December 3rd, 2023 at 20:15 IST