‘I immediately knew Margot Robbie was going to have an incredible career!’ Leonardo DiCaprio recalls Wolf Of Wall Street scene that left him ‘blown away’ by the actress’ talent
The movie star, who appeared alongside Margot in 2013 blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street, said there was one scene in particular that ‘blew [him] away’.
Speaking on The Project on Sunday night, Leo revealed the scene was actually one where Margot hilariously throws a glass of water in his face three times.
In the movie, Leo played the role of notorious Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort, while Margot starred as Naomi Lapaglia – Jordan’s second wife.
Her most famous scene in the movie is arguably the one where her character Naomi sends temperatures soaring while seducing Jordan in their child’s nursery.
It was that scene in particular that actually bagged Margot the role, as she chose to improvise and slap Leo in her first audition when she was supposed to kiss him.
Big fan: Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed he knew Margot Robbie was going to have an ‘incredible career’ as an actress after reading through a Wolf of Wall Street scene with her
Impressed: Speaking on The Project on Sunday night, Leo revealed Margot ‘blew him away’ in the scene in the 2013 movie where she throws a glass of water over him three times
The slap caught the eye of director Martin Scorsese, but it was the water-throwing fight scene between herself and Leo, that had him tipping her for global stardom.
‘In Wolf of Wall Street, seeing Margot come in and read that scene with me, I knew I was witnessing a dynamic presence in cinema that was about to begin,’ Leo said.
‘Scorsese and myself were blown away about how much she gave to the scene [and] fought back, and we both kind of immediately knew that she was going to have an incredible career,’ he gushed.
Talent: Gushing over his co-star, Leo said of the moment: ‘Seeing Margot come in and read that scene with me, I knew I was witnessing a dynamic presence in cinema that was about to begin’
Now, Margot and Leo are working together again in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
The movie boasts a stellar cast, including the likes of Brad Pitt, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis and the late Luke Perry.
Leo takes on the role of Rick Dalton, while Brad stars as his stunt double Cliff Booth, in the comedy set in Los Angeles in 1969.
Joining forces: Now, Margot and Leo are working together again in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, that also stars Brad Pitt (pictured above with DiCaprio)
New release: Leo takes on the role of Rick Dalton, while Brad stars as his stunt double Cliff Booth, in the comedy set in Los Angeles in 1969
The pair try to navigate their way through the changing film industry in Hollywood in the movie and are joined by Margot, who plays the role of Sharon Tate – the pregnant actress murdered by the Manson family in 1969.
While she has ‘fewer moments’ with Leo this time round, Margot said she ‘couldn’t believe’ she got the chance to work with the acclaimed actor once again.
She added: ‘Couldn’t believe it happened the first time, let alone getting to work with Leo again. It’s ridiculous!’
During its world debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Once Upon A Time was heralded as Tarantino’s best film since 1994’s Pulp Fiction.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood hits Australian cinemas on 15 August
Hollywood’s golden era: Margot plays the role of Sharon Tate in the movie – the pregnant actress murdered by the Manson family in 1969