Before Margot Robbie took over the world with the pink storm that was the Barbie movie, she played many diverse and iconic roles in her career.

As an actress, Robbie surely had to face many challenges. But her view on things has often been different and refreshing. She has embraced the complexities of the job in an appreciative way. One such instance is her reflection on her iconic bubble bath scene in the 2015 biographical dramedy, The Big Short.

The scene itself is a small one as Robbie’s role in the film is a cameo. But that is not to say it wasn’t impactful. However, The Wolf of Wall Street star was surprised with the scene while filming.

Margot Robbie’s Iconic Bubble-Bath Scene

Margot Robbie played herself in The Big Short
Margot Robbie played herself in The Big Short

The scene in question appears near the beginning of the film and is nothing short of glamorous. Margot Robbie sits in a bathtub drinking champagne. She is introduced in the film by Ryan Reynolds’ character Jared Vennett who narrates the film. Robbie drinks the champagne and enjoys her bubble bath while explaining financial jargon to the camera while looking absolutely stunning.

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Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter about her experience shooting the scene, Robbie revealed it was a bit different from her usual style of work.

“I need to be with other actors then all my focus is on what they’re doing and then all I need to do is react to it and I’m just too in my head. All I need to do is react to it and I’m just too in my head. I was looking at the camera it kind of felt like I was having a chat with everyone.

Robbie’s slight apprehension eventually went away and she ended up nailing the scene.

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Why was Margot Robbie Sitting in a Bathtub Explaining Housing Bonds?

Margot Robbie's iconic bubble bath scene
Margot Robbie’s iconic bubble bath scene

Robbie’s appearance in the movie which also starred Christian Bale, is part of director Adam McKay’s unique style of storytelling. The 2015 film is an adaptation of a book by Michael Lewis titled The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine; based on the 2007 financial crisis. The film also has special appearances of Anthony Bourdain, Richard Thaler, and Selena Gomez; who all help make the complex world of Wall Street more understandable to viewers.

However, the I, Tonya star added she really enjoyed the scene, saying to The Hollywood Reporter:

“In a bath, drinking my champagne, it was the easiest day of work I’ve ever done in my life. Half a day shooting in a mansion in Malibu, with real 20-year-old Dom Perignon champagne that Adam McKay pulled out, I was like, ‘This never happens.’”

Margot Robbie having a bubble bath explaining financial jargon brought a glamorous and hilarious break to an otherwise serious film and became one of her most iconic scenes.

The Big Short is available for streaming on Netflix.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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