Margot Robbie Said She Took Tequila Shots Before Filming a Nude Scene With Leonardo DiCaprio

Margot Robbie Said She Took Tequila Shots Before Filming a Nude Scene With Leonardo DiCaprio

"I was nervous…very, very nervous."

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Margot Robbie needed some liquid courage before filming a certain scene from The Wolf of Wall Street.

Robbie spoke about her experience making the 2013 Martin Scorcese drama during a “Life in Pictures” discussion hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on November 22, particularly a nude sex scene with co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. "I’m not going to lie, I had a couple of shots of tequila before that scene because I was nervous…very, very nervous," Robbie said, per The Daily Mirror.

elieve it or not, the Australian actor believed she'd be overlooked amongst The Wolf of Wall Street's star-studded cast, which also included Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. "Honestly, I know it sounds silly now, knowing how big the movie became, at the time I thought, ‘No one is going to notice me in this film,'" Robbie said. “It kind of doesn’t matter what I do in this film because everyone is going to be focused on Leo and everything.”

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In the years following, Margot Robbie has become one of those rare movie stars to consistently put out Awards-season darlings as well as superhero blockbusters. She's played Harley Quinn in multiple DC ventures and has been nominated for two Oscars: best actress for I, Tonya in 2018, and best-supporting actress for Bombshell in 2020. Next up, the 32-year-old is set to headline Greta Gerwig's highly-anticipated Barbie movie alongside Ryan Gosling—and she was slightly nervous to take on that role as well!

“It comes with a lot of baggage!” Robbie told British Vogue in June 2021. “And a lot of nostalgic connections. But with that comes a lot of exciting ways to attack it."

Originally Appeared on Glamour