Film & TV

Margot Robbie on The Wolf of Wall Street: "It's Not a Movie to Please the Masses"

By the time Cultist gets its 15 minutes on the phone with Australian actress Margot Robbie, she admits to having lost count of how many interviews she has done that day regarding her high-profile role in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. "We're probably in our 30s or something," she says with a shrug in her sing-song Aussie accent.

At this point, the 23-year-old actress has grown accustomed to the usual questions: "What was the sex scene like? What's Marty like?" she notes.

All valid questions for the actress whose career has suddenly entered a new level with one of the most talked-about films that closed 2013. In the film, she adapts a heck of a Long Island accent to play the young trophy wife Naomi Lapaglia to Jordan Belfort, who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Naomi is supposed to be just one of Belfort's upgrades in his life clambering to the top of his swindling ways on Wall Street in the 1990s, high on coke and Quaaludes.

See also: In The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese Attacks Excess With Excess

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Hans Morgenstern has contributed to Miami New Times for too many decades, but he's grown to love Miami's arts and culture scene because of it. He is the chair of the Florida Film Critics Circle, and most of his film criticism can be found on Independent Ethos (indieethos.com) if not in New Times.