‘The Wolf of Wall Street’: Margot Robbie Considered This Scene Worse Than Sharon Stone’s ‘Basic Instinct’ Shot

Margot Robbie and her crew shot a couple of scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street that they considered difficult. But there was one shot Robbie saw that was a little bit much for the actor. Comparing it to Sharon Stone’s famous Basic Instinct shot, Robbie actually considered it ten times worse.

Margot Robbie once revealed the Wolf of Wall Street scene she couldn’t ever imagine doing again

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The actors in Wolf of Wall Street saw themselves engaging in all sorts of wild antics to do the film justice. But even with all the craziness the performers had to indulge in, there was one scene that Robbie felt was the craziest.

“Definitely the Qualuude scene,” Robbie once told The Daily Beast. ‘I remember sitting there going, “I will never, ever film a scene like this again.’ I’m sitting there eight months pregnant and Leo and Jonah are crawling around trying to strangle each other and I had to try not to laugh because they looked so ridiculous.”

Margot Robbie felt this ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scene was much worse than ‘Basic Instinct’

There was another scene that Robbie initially felt uncomfortable shooting. The famous take involved Robbie flirting with Leonardo DiCaprio in the characters’ nursey room. It was a scene Robbie was already familiar with since she’d done it during her audition.

“Some of the hardest scenes in the film. It was the throwing-water fight scene, the ‘What’s wrong, Daddy?’ scene in the nursery-and a lot of it got cut out in the film. It was a lot more confronting and awkward to do in an audition,” she said.

During the interview, the scene was compared to another provocative shot in Basic Instinct. As some may know, Stone filmed the infamous take without wearing underwear. Robbie was asked if the Wall Street nursey scene was cut short because the actor did something similar.

“No, I was wearing flesh-colored underwear,” she said. “But there was a shot with a body double that was very much Basic Instinct – probably ten times worse than Basic Instinctmuch to my relief.”

Robbie once told IndieWire that she “was secretly dreading that scene. That was going to be more uncomfortable to watch than the sex scene at the end. It was going to be really awkward.”

Margot Robbie felt ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ left out something important when the nursey scene was cut

Robbie may have been slightly relieved when Scorsese edited out a chunk of the nursery scene. But The Suicide Squad alum also believed that leaving it out had a drawback. Without the extended nursey scene, audiences might have missed something important about DiCaprio and Robbie’s relationship.

“Because so much of the nursery scene got cut out, something that you kind of miss is that [Jordan and Naomi] had a sick sort of aspect to their relationship,” she explained. “Not them as the real people, but the characters we created. He’s got this sexual obsession with her, and she uses her sexuality to manipulate him, so they both play these weird sort of f***** up sex games to just mess with each other.”

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