The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s 2013 masterpiece, was a raucous and wild ride through the excesses of the financial world. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, a real-life Wall Street mogul whose insatiable appetite for money and drugs led him down a dangerous path. Along for the ride was Margot Robbie, who played Naomi Lapaglia, Belfort’s second wife.
One of the most memorable scenes in the film featured Robbie and DiCaprio engaging in a steamy s*xual encounter on a massive pile of money. However, what many fans of the film didn’t know was that the scene left Robbie with a horrific injury that she opened up about years later.
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Margot Robbie’s Painful Encounter with Fake Cash
In an interview years ago with The Daily Beast, Robbie revealed that the pile of money she and DiCaprio had rolled around on was actually fake currency. While it had looked impressive on screen, the fake money had proven to be a nightmare for Robbie.
“I got a million paper cuts on my back from all that money! It wasn’t as glamorous as it sounded.”
Robbie had gone on to explain that the fake money had been like paper and had been incredibly sharp. When she got up from the bed, the cast and crew had been shocked by the sight of her back.
“I turned around to get my robe and everyone had gasped,” she said. “They had said, ‘You look like you’ve been whipped a million times. Your back is covered in a thousand red scratches.’”
Robbie was just 23 years old at the time of filming and had never experienced anything like this before. The pain was so intense that she had to take a break from shooting.
“I had to have someone help me put a T-shirt on because I couldn’t lift my arms up,” she added, “I was in so much pain.”
Despite the severity of the injury, director Martin Scorsese managed to keep it out of the final shot. However, Robbie was left with a lasting reminder of the scene.
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The Wolf Of Wall Street: The Legacy, Injuries, and Performance
The Wolf of Wall Street was a critical and commercial success, earning over $392 million at the box office and earning several Academy Award nominations. However, the film was also controversial due to its explicit content and portrayal of Belfort’s illegal activities.
Robbie’s performance as Naomi Lapaglia was one of the highlights of the film, and it helped establish her as a major talent in Hollywood. Since then, the actress has gone on to star in a number of high-profile films, including Suicide Squad, I, Tonya, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Despite the success of her career, Margot Robbie has never forgotten the pain she endured on the set of The Wolf of Wall Street. In fact, the experience has made her more cautious about the roles she takes on.
“I do think about things more carefully now,” she said. “I ask more questions about what’s involved and what’s required. I don’t want to put myself through that again.”
The legacy of The Wolf of Wall Street continues to be felt in Hollywood and beyond. The film’s depiction of greed and excess has become a cautionary tale for many, and its influence can be seen in everything from music videos to political speeches.
As for Robbie, she remains one of the most talented and versatile actresses in Hollywood. While her back may have been scarred by the experience of filming The Wolf of Wall Street, her career continues to soar to new heights.
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