Margot Robbie has revealed the one thing Martin Scorsese thinks a movie needs to be “great”.
The actor collaborated with the filmmaker on the 2013 film The Wolf from Wall Streetwho plays Naomi Lapaglia, the wife of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort, when she was 22.
Robbie reflected on the experience during the ‘Life in Pictures supported by TCL’ talk at Bafta on Tuesday (November 22), explaining that Scorsese would “sit and tell stories about the mafia and old movie stars”.
But Robbie, now 32, said Scorsese made her aware of what he thought made a good movie great.
“We were doing a shot where I’m running up the stairs, and he turns to me and says, ‘Every great movie has a shot of the stairs,'” she said.
“I’ve said to so many directors since then, like Martin Scorsese says, every great movie has a staircase shot, so put the stairs in there.”
Deadline reports that Robbie said the free-spirited “tone” of the film’s production made it “kind of a free-for-all”.
“It was like the crazier you are, the more Marty will like it — and the more screen time you’ll get,” she explained.
According to Robbie, the sex scene that ends with Naomi asking for a divorce, leading to a drugged-up Jordan crashing the car with their daughter in the back seat, was late to the script.
“What happened earlier in the script was I walked into his office and said I wanted a divorce, and that was it,” Robbie said, revealing that she and Scorsese, along with DiCaprio, “locked themselves in a room until three in the morning. ” and he figured it all out”.
Robbie also recently named which of her movies made her realize she was a “good actor.” She said the film gave her the confidence to approach Quentin Tarantino, which led to her role Back then… In Hollywood.
Earlier this month, Robbie opened up about a “low moment” she experienced after starring in the film The Wolf of Wall Streetand revealed that Disney has officially canceled the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot she was set to star in.
The Australian actress is an Oscar winner for her performance in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, which opens in the US on December 23 and in the UK on January 23.