Margot Robbie’s journey to becoming one of the highest-paid and most acclaimed actresses in Hollywood is a remarkable tale. While today she stands tall as a true Hollywood sensation, her path to stardom was not without its trials and tribulations. Margot Robbie burst onto the scene with a bang, fearlessly taking on the role of Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street, where she famously bared all onscreen.

Barbie Star Margot Robbie
Barbie Star Margot Robbie

However, the true exposure occurred not on the silver screen but in the aftermath of the film’s premiere. At just 22 years old, Margot Robbie found herself in the whirlwind of success and fame, thanks to her portrayal of Jordan Belfort’s mistress-turned-wife. This cinematic triumph catapulted Margot Robbie into the dazzling and often unforgiving Hollywood limelight. While it marked one of her first major movie roles, it also brought with it a set of unforeseen challenges and struggles.

The Wolf of Wall Street Fame Almost Made Margot Robbie Quit Acting

The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street

Margot Robbie‘s breakthrough moment in Hollywood came when she secured a pivotal role in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 blockbuster, The Wolf of Wall Street. This cinematic triumph not only raked in over USD 406 million worldwide but also thrust her into the blinding glare of the public eye, a transition that came with its own set of unforeseen trials. Sharing the screen with the illustrious Leonardo DiCaprio, Robbie displayed an unwavering commitment to her craft.

To embody the character of Naomi Lapaglia authentically, she undertook some extreme measures, pushing the boundaries of her own comfort to deliver a performance that left a lasting mark in cinema history. However, the skyrocketing fame and attention that followed the release of The Wolf of Wall Street proved to be a double-edged sword for the emerging star. Margot Robbie found herself navigating uncharted waters, and the initial stages of her fame were far from glamorous. She candidly reflected on this period, acknowledging that something awful was happening in those days.

The relentless paparazzi scrutiny and the overwhelming intrusion into her private life took its toll. Over the years, Margot Robbie has learned to cope with the relentless media attention that comes with stardom, developing strategies to protect her personal space and privacy. Yet, despite her personal growth in this aspect, she remains concerned about the lack of international laws protecting celebrities from invasive press coverage.

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How Margot Robbie’s Mother’s Advice Rescued Her Career?

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

In the early stages of her skyrocketing fame, Margot Robbie found herself thrust into the world of celebrity with an intensity she hadn’t anticipated. The instant and overwhelming fame that followed her breakout role in The Wolf of Wall Street left her emotionally unprepared for the loss of privacy that accompanied it. In the midst of this whirlwind, Margot Robbie seriously contemplated stepping away from her acting career.

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At that pivotal moment, it was her mother who provided her with invaluable advice that would change the course of her career. Though simple in words, the advice was profound in its impact. It forced Robbie to confront the challenges head-on and make a decision that would ultimately lead her to work alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Without heeding her mother’s wisdom, her remarkable career trajectory might never have materialized. Margot Robbie told Vanity Fair referring to her mother’s advice,

“Darling, I think it’s too late not to.’ That’s when I realized the only way was forward.”

Fame brought challenges like privacy loss, taking a toll on Robbie’s mental and emotional well-being. While the film’s success thrust her into the spotlight, it was her unwavering commitment to her craft and her ability to handle the ensuing challenges that have solidified her as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and respected actresses. Her resilience and determination helped her thrive in an industry that tests its stars constantly.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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