Margot Robbie shares a ‘shot’ Martin Scorsese told her makes a good movie ‘good’

Margot Robbie has revealed the one thing Martin Scorsese believes makes a film “good”.

The actor worked with the filmmaker on the 2013 film That The Wolf of Wall Streetwho plays Naomi Lapaglia, wife of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort when she was 22.

Reflecting on the experience during a “Life in Pictures supported by TCL” speech at Bafta on Tuesday (November 22), Robbie explained that Scorsese wanted to “sit and tell stories about the mafia and old movie stars”.

But Robbie, now 32, said Scorsese gave her a tip about what he feels makes a good movie great.

“We shot the shot where I’m running up the stairs and he turns to me and says, ‘Every great movie has a staircase shot,'” she said.

“I’ve told so many directors since Martin Scorsese says every great movie has a shot in a stairwell, so take the stairs in there.”

Deadline reports that Robbie said the free-spirited “tone” of the film’s production made it “a bit 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 Jordan crashing his car with their daughter in the back seat, was a late addition to the script.

“What happened earlier in the script was I went into his office and said I wanted a divorce and that was it,” Robbie said, revealing that she and Scorsese, along with DiCaprio, “locked ourselves in a room until three in the morning. and made it all up”.

Margot Robbie for her Bafta speech on Tuesday (November 22)

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Robbie also recently mentioned which of her films made her realize she was a “good actor”. She said this film gave her the confidence to reach out to Quentin Tarantino, which led to her role in Once upon a time… In Hollywood.

Earlier this month, Robbie opened up about the “low moment” she experienced after starring in The Wolf of Wall Streetand revealed that Disney has officially scrapped a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot that she was set to star in.

The Australian actor is an Oscar front-runner for his performance in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, which is released in the US on December 23 and in the UK on January 23.

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