Margot Robbie almost quit acting after ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

“I remember saying to my mom, ‘I don’t think I want to do that,'” Robbie recalled.

Margot Robbie may have bared everything on screen for The Wolf of Wall Street, but the true nudity occurred after the film’s premiere.

Robbie recalled the overnight success following the debut of Martin Scorsese’s film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Robbie was 22 at the time, coming from the Australian TV series Neighbors and the short-lived 1960s ABC drama Pan Am. The role of DiCaprio’s lover and wife in The Wolf of Wall Street skyrocketed Robbie’s career in the United States and marked one of her first film roles.

“Something happened in those early stages and it was all pretty awful,” Robbie told Vanity Fair of her post-Wolf fame. “I remember saying to my mother, ‘I don’t think I want to do that.’ And she just looked at me with a totally straight face and said, ‘Honey, I think it’s too late not to do it.’ It was then that I realized that the only way forward is to go.”

Robbie added that she now knows how to deal with paparazzi, but it’s the lack of international celebrity protection laws that worries the LuckyChap Entertainment producer.

“I know how to go through airports and now I know who’s trying to screw me in what way,” Robbie said, adding, “If my mum dies in a car crash because you wanted a picture of me shopping shopping or knocking my nephew off his bike – what for? For a photo? It’s dangerous, but oddly enough, nothing feels like it’s going to change.”

And Robbie battled assumed blonde bombshell roles after her role as the Duchess of Bay Ridge in The Wolf of Wall Street.

“I think people love putting people in boxes,” Robbie said.

The Babylon star previously told Wonderland Magazine that she was “terrified” of playing the real Naomi in The Wolf of Wall Street.

“I was very aware that the line in the script was ‘hottest blonde ever.’ I’m clearly not the sexiest blonde ever,” said the Barbie actress. “I was just afraid that people would see the film and be like, ‘Ugh! She’s not that great.’”

Robbie received two Oscar nominations, first for I, Tonya in 2017, followed by her role in Bombshell in 2019.

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