What would you do if you met Leonardo Dicaprio for the first time? Ask him out? Kiss him maybe? (And this goes for both girls and guys) Whatever you do, you certainly wouldn’t slap him, would you? Apparently, that is just what Australian actress Margot Robbie did. And no, it wasn’t on the script or anything. While speaking about the 26-year-old actress for the Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People Issue, The Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese revealed the incident that stunned him and everyone present at the moment.
Recalling her audition for the 2013 hit movie, Scorsese revealed that Robbie ditched the script and laid “a thunderclap of a slap on the face.” He said, “She clinched her part in The Wolf of Wall Street during our first meeting.”
In a 2015 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Margot Robbie had herself spoken about the incident and revealed why she did it. “In my head I was like: ‘You have literally 30 seconds left in this room and if you don’t do something impressive nothing will ever come of it,” she had stated. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance, just take it.’ And so I start screaming at him and he’s yelling back at me. And he’s really scary. I can barely keep up.”
“And he ends it saying: ‘You should be happy to have a husband like me. Now get over here and kiss me.’ So I walk up really close to his face and then I’m like, ‘Maybe I should kiss him. When else am I ever going to get a chance to kiss Leo DiCaprio, ever?’,” she added. Damn! If there’s a representative for Leo fans, it is her.
“But another part of my brain clicks and I just go… Whack! I hit him in the face. And then I scream “F**k you!”.. And that’s not in the script at all. The room just went dead silent and I froze.”
And, suddenly she’s not so relatable but it got her the part so…