Margot Robbie may have started out as a small-screen star in Neighbours, but she’s since become a fully fledged Hollywood A-lister – and it may all be thanks to a spilt-second decision she made at her Wolf Of Wall Street audition.
The 26-year-old actress managed to impress director Martin Scorsese AND her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio by going totally off-script, as Martin writes in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue.
“She clinched her part in The Wolf of Wall Street during our first meeting-by hauling off and giving Leonardo DiCaprio a thunderclap of a slap on the face,” writes Scorsese.
In conversation with Harper’s Bazaar back in 2015, she revealed what was in her head during the audition.
While Margot’s baller move paid off for her, other A-listers haven’t been so lucky in going off-piste at a career-defining audition.
“I remember auditioning and going in and not being told that I needed a British accent,” he later told The Hollywood Reporter.
Drew Barrymore had an even more embarrassing experience when she turned up to audition for an unknown role earlier in her career.