The Wolf of Wall Street: Margot Robbie Took A Chance In Her Audition, And It Paid Off
Margot Robbie, cast as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in The Wolf of Wall Street, took perhaps a great risk in her audition for the role that certainly must have paid off.
Listen to her rather interesting short story:
In my head I was like, ‘You have literally 30 seconds left in this room and if you don’t do something impressive nothing will ever come of it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance, just take it.’ And so I start screaming at him and he’s yelling back at me. And he’s really scary. I can barely keep up. And he ends it saying, ‘You should be happy to have a husband like me. Now get over here and kiss me.’ So I walk up really close to his face and then I’m like, ‘Maybe I should kiss him. When else am I ever going to get a chance to kiss Leo DiCaprio, ever?’ But another part of my brain clicks and I just go, Whack! I hit him in the face. And then I scream, ‘Fuck you!’ And that’s not in the script at all. The room just went dead silent and I froze.
Imagine, if you will, being faced with the chance to either kiss a famous actor or actress, and deciding on a whim to really make the moment memorable. Contemplate the reality of slapping Scarlett Johansson. Would you feel good about yourself afterward if it was in an attempt to make your audition stand out?