Margot Robbie has been in the industry for many years. The Australian-born actress starred in Tv series, notably the Australian series Notebooks initially and then jumped to movies. Many would agree with the fact that it was Robbie’s performance in the blockbuster, The Wolf Of The Wall Street movie that got her majority of the fame. She played the role of Naomi (Leonardo’s wife) in the movie.
But do you know she was not very happy with the role in the beginning? Usually, any newcomer would jump with excitement on hearing that he/she will get the chance to work with Leonardo Di Caprio. Margot was excited to know that but the character left her feeling amused.
In a conversation with IndieWire, she revealed all that was going on inside her head
I was like, she’s a gold digger, very superficial and very transactionary. I thought it didn’t seem much deeper than that.
Margot Robbie Was Not Sure To Accept The Role
Margot Robbie says Naomi appeared like a gold digger. She failed to see any complexities in her character. Margot desired to play a character that would her establish her acting prowess. She was unsure if the character of Naomi could help her achieve that.
Margot Robbie was also unsure whether anyone would even notice her presence. She thought that she would easily get overshadowed by Leo. Margot admitted the same when she spoke at the BAFTA festival
I know this sounds silly now, knowing how big the movie became, but at the time I was like, ‘No one’s gonna notice me in this film. It doesn’t matter what I do in this film because they’re gonna focus on Leo and I’ll just slip under the radar.’
Margot even expressed her fears to her mom.
Something was happening in those early stages and it was all pretty awful, “I remember saying to my mom, ‘I don’t think I want to do this.
But the worries and doubts in her head were removed once the filming of the movie began. Margot Robbie started understanding that the character was different from what she had imagined. For her, Naomi was a superficial character who was only after money. Margot was happy with the progress of her character.
Margot Robbie Met Real Life, Naomi
Margot revealed in the same interview that she got the chance to meet Nadine Caridi, the inspiration behind her character. It was a great experience to meet her in person.
I had the choice to meet her or not and I opted to meet her, and I’m really glad I did. It ended up being really helpful. It wasn’t necessarily integral to meet her to form my character because I wasn’t trying to portray her.
But Margot is happy in the end since The Wolf Of Wall Street helped to establish her solid presence in the industry.