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Margot lied to family about nudity

Margot Robbie has revealed she lied to her family about nude scenes she performed for The Wolf Of Wall Street.

The 23-year-old Australian actress plays Leonardo DiCaprio's on-screen wife in Martin Scorsese's new film, based on the true story of notorious stockbroker Jordan Belfort. Margot's role involves several sex scenes, including one where she stands naked on screen wearing only stockings and a pair of high heels.

The former Neighbours star told Jimmy Kimmel Live: "I just flat-out lied to my family for a really long time and I said, 'I don't care what you hear; there's no nudity; I'm not doing any nudity. Ignore anything anyone's saying; there's no nudity.'

"And then I thought, 'The movie's going to come out and they're going to see that there's nudity,' so I changed that to 'It's actually a body double and they just CGI'd my head onto someone else.' And my family doesn't have anything to do with the entertainment industry... and they were like, 'They can do that? And I was like, 'Oh, technology these days. You wouldn't believe what they do in Hollywood!'

"And then eventually I came clean: 'I'm doing nudity, but you should read the book first, and if you still want to see the movie after reading the book ...' "

Margot's character Naomi has a strong Brooklyn accent which the About Time star revealed she achieved by pretending she'd just had a manicure.

She explained: "My acting coach said, 'Pretend that you've got acrylic nails on and they've just been painted so they're still wet,' and I was like, 'OK, cool, so how do I do the accent?' And she was like, 'Just do it!'

"So I put my hands out like that and started doing the scene and all of a sudden I was talking to her and this attitude came out of nowhere."

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