Margot Robbie Was "Terrified" To Play The "Hottest Blonde Ever" In 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

The actress says was afraid that people would think she wasn't good enough

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Margot Robbie landed her breakthrough role in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, but the actress has admitted that she didn't think she was suitable or sexy enough for the part.

The 27-year-old Suicide Squad star played Naomi Lapaglia – the long-suffering wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort in the 2013 film – and says it was terrifying to play such "a high-tempo sexy" character pitted as "the hottest blonde ever".

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"When I was playing Naomi in The Wolf Of Wolf Street, it was so high-tempo sexy," Robbie told Wonderland magazine. "I was acutely aware that the line in the screenplay was 'the hottest blonde ever' – I'm clearly not the hottest blonde ever. I was just terrified that people would see the movie and think: 'Eugh! She's not that great'."

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The Goodbye Christopher Robin star also said she gets "frustrated" by critics who focus on her appearance rather than her performance in a film.

However, Robbie has recently undergone two huge transformations to play Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in biopic I, Tonya, and Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots.

"All the reading, all the acting coaching, and then someone reviews the movie or interviews you and all they do is focus on the aesthetics," she continued. "You think: "F*** you. You've totally discredited the work I did and it's not fair!'"

Reflecting on the regimented four-month training she took on to prepare for her role as Harding, Robbie added: "I thought I wasn't too bad at ice skating – I used to play ice hockey.

"I soon realised that I'd just been running on ice, and now there was no padding. My alarm would go off at 5.30am and I'd want to cry. Sometimes after sessions I'd get back into the car and weep."

Robbie currently stars n as Daphne Milne, the wife of author A.A. Milne, in Goodbye Christopher Robin, which tells the story of how A.A. Milne was inspired by his son to write the Winnie the Pooh books.