Margot Robbie Recalls ‘Awkward’ Sex Scene with Leonardo DiCaprio
While there are many blonde and leggy model-types out would love the chance to hop into bed with Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie isn’t one of them. According to the Australian actress, her sex scene with the Oscar winner was “awkward” enough.
“Actually, I hadn’t done a proper sex scene before,” Robbie tells Vanity Fair of her career prior to The Wolf of Wall Street. “I’d done scenes where it’s leading into sex or sex has just finished, but I hadn’t done a start-to-finish sex scene like I did in Wolf. That was my first.”
“There isn’t an option. It’s just like, This is what you need to do—get on with it. The sooner you do it, the sooner you can stop doing it,” she continues, adding that there isn’t really a way to prepare for it. “It’s so awkward.”
For Robbie, who now stars in The Legend of Tarzan and the upcoming Suicide Squad, everything is just part of the job. Though her star is on the rise, she’s not particular obsessed with the fame associated with acting.
“There’s a thing in Australia called tall-poppy syndrome,” she says. “It’s a pretty prevalent thing — they even teach it in school. Poppies are tall flowers, but they don’t grow taller than the rest of the flowers, so there’s a mentality in Australia where people are really for you to do well; you just can’t do better than anyone else or they will cut you down to size.”
“When I was little, I thought I was going to be a magician,” Robbie notes. “I had tricks and thought they were genius. I didn’t decide, ‘I’m going to be an actress.’ I didn’t know that was a job. I thought that only happened to people born in Hollywood.”
As for stories that Robbie hates being famous, she believes the rumors aren’t entirely true (but thy aren’t entirely false either).
“It’s [true] to an extent, but it’s not the thesis of me as a person,” she explains. “When you put it as a thesis, it seems like it’s the only question on my mind. But it’s just one of the questions, one of the things I wonder. How would things be different if I’d made different choices?”