Margot Robbie has admitted that she became so engrossed during her audition for The Wolf Of Wall Street that she actually slapped her eventual co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, across the face.
This is what she said in an interview:
"In my head I was like, ‘You have literally 30 seconds left in this room and if you don’t do something impressive nothing will ever come of it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance, just take it.’ And so I start screaming at him and he’s yelling back at me. And he’s really scary. I can barely keep up.
And he ends it saying, ‘You should be happy to have a husband like me. Now get over here and kiss me.’ So I walk up really close to his face and then I’m like, ‘Maybe I should kiss him. When else am I ever going to get a chance to kiss Leo DiCaprio, ever?’
But another part of my brain clicks and I just go, Whack! I hit him in the face. And then I scream, ‘Fuck you!’ And that’s not in the script at all. The room just went dead silent and I froze."
But everything went good for the blonde sex-bomb, because after the slap DiCaprio and Scorsese burst out laughing, and the actor even said "Hit me again!" and Margot Robbie was eventually cast as Naomi Lapaglia.
A slap that starts a Hollywood career: not a thing that we hear everyday, isn't it?