Why Margot Robbie Once Found It ‘Disgusting’ When Other Actors Wouldn’t Fully Strip for Nude Scenes

Margot Robbie is an actor that isn’t concerned with going nude if the film calls for it. However, The Wolf of Wall Street star once admitted she had a problem with other actors who refused to disrobe in scenes they should’ve been nude in.

Why Margot Robbie felt embarrassed filming this scene in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

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As many viewers know, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio filmed a provocative scene where Robbie’s character tries to seduce her co-star. Although some may consider it a memorable take, Robbie told Porter why she considered the scene embarrassing.

“It doesn’t come across when you’re watching the movie, but in reality we’re in a tiny bedroom with 30 crew crammed in,” Robbie said. “All men. And for 17 hours I’m pretending to be touching myself. It’s just a very weird thing and you have to bury the embarrassment and absurdity, really deep, and fully commit.”

But fortunately, Robbie’s cast and crew helped put her at ease during these kinds of scenes.

“It was intimidating leading up to it knowing that I had to do it but when you get to the day, it’s your job and the sooner you get it done the sooner you can get your clothes back on,” Robbie told Grazia. “Everyone is really great about it and approaches it very professionally, making it as easy and comfortable as they can. It’s not new to anyone on a film set, so for me it was intimidating but for everyone else it was just another day at the office.”

Why Margot Robbie found it disgusting when other actors didn’t fully disrobe for nude scenes

Margot Robbie didn’t necessarily need to disrobe for The Wolf of Wall Street. But rather, it was more of a choice. In an interview with The Telegraph, the I, Tonya actor described why she chose to go nude for the film. Initially, she hesitated when she read about that part in the movie’s script.

“Although my manager told me, ‘If there’s ever going to be a time for nudity, this is the director you do it with,” Robbie recalled.

However, she was sold on the role, and decided to do it even with the nudity involved.

“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,” she explained.

The Oscar-nominee also had a strong take on other actors who cover up during scenes they should be nude in. She believed that under certain circumstances, it makes more sense to fully commit.

“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,” Robbie continued. “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 bedsheet. Seeing someone being choreographed into being covered up irritates me just as much.”

How Margot Robbie believed some nude scenes could feel ’empowering’

For Margot Robbie, nude scenes can also offer a sense of strength for the actor. When speaking to Yahoo, Robbie once again brought up her nude scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street.

“If I see it in a character that is using it as a weapon, or a tool or doing it intentionally, like in Wolf of Wall Street, she’s wearing a short dress for a reason, it’s her currency and knows she’s going to get her own, that feels empowering,” she explained. “When it’s used in a way where there isn’t that level of self-awareness.”

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