Leonardo DiCaprio Was Shocked Filming Sex Scene With Margot Robbie in Wolf of Wall Street—Find Out Why!

Actress tells Manhattan magazine costar was "incredulous" by her bedroom instructions

By Rebecca Macatee Dec 31, 2013 5:58 PMTags
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Leonardo DiCaprio is a pro when it comes to shooting steamy sex scenes (remember that car scene in Titanic?), but the Wolf of Wall Street actor was in for quite a surprise when it came time to get close to costar Margot Robbie on camera. 

Margot, 23, opened up to Manhattan magazine's January/February issue about the seemingly awkward, albeit comical, experience. 

"We were positioned while they lit around us in one scene, and I kind of pushed Leo's head to one side and told him he was in my light and he moved out of [it]," she said. "He was so incredulous that I had told him to get out of my light, and physically moved him out of the way, he was like, 'Did you really just do that?'"

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"I don't think anyone has told him to get out of their light in quite some time," she added. "He seemed extremely [shocked], but it was kind of funny." 

It might've been Margot telling Leo what to do in the bedroom scenes, but she was also looking up to him throughout filming! "Working with Leo challenged me every single second—the challenge just to keep up with him pushed me and got my acting to a level it's never been, which is incredibly satisfying," she said, calling the experience "a dream come true." 

"He's always been my favorite actor," she added. "Both he and Marty [Martin Scorcese] have such massive presences when you're around them—they're unstoppable, like this force that keeps moving; they have so much dimension, it sometimes seems impossible to keep up with them."

Seems like she's doing just fine.