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Martin Scorsese reveals how Margot Robbie landed her role in The Wolf of Wall Street

Director Martin Scorsese reveals how Margot Robbie landed her role in The Wolf of Wall Street

Margot Robbie is the Australian actress who shot to fame after starring in Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013.

And now, director Martin Scorsese has revealed how the 30-year-old landed her role in the film.

Scorsese revealed in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue, Margot went off script and slammed Leonardo on the face during her audition.

Successful role: Director Martin Scorsese has revealed how Margot Robbie (pictured) landed her role in The Wolf of Wall Street

‘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,’ he said.

‘[It was] an improvisation that stunned us all.’

Margot has became one of the brightest stars in Hollywood today.

That was a surprise! Scorsese revealed that Margot went off script and slammed her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio (right) on the face during her audition

That was a surprise! Scorsese revealed that Margot went off script and slammed her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio (right) on the face during her audition

Last year, a talent manager revealed the staggering amount the actress is potentially earning for her commercial endorsements.

Speaking to News Corp Australia, the US-based Australian agent said that Margot is receiving at least AUD $1.5million for using her celebrity status to promote products.

‘Everyone wants to work with her,’ he said. ‘She fits within their primary target market of mid 20s to early 40s.’

Rise to fame: Margot has became one of the brightest stars in Hollywood today

Rise to fame: Margot has became one of the brightest stars in Hollywood today

The talent agent continued: ‘She’s Australian and successful in the US, so she speaks to both markets, and is at the stage where she is considered a Hollywood A-lister.’

Margot rose to fame after starring on Channel Ten’s Neighbours, as Donna Freedman until 2011.

Over the years, her popularity has landed her endorsement deals with international brands.

Career: Margot rose to fame after starring on Channel Ten's Neighbours (pictured), playing Donna Freedman until 2011

Career: Margot rose to fame after starring on Channel Ten’s Neighbours (pictured), playing Donna Freedman until 2011

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