Margot Robbie is getting pretty candid, after being asked how filmmakers capture “real breast and pubic hair” during sex scenes. Robbie is no stranger to nudity in her films, including in her latest project Babylon.
The drama, which is set in 1920, is another film that’s full of nudity which prompted radio host Fitzy and Wippa to ask the star and her co-star Diego Calva some very interesting questions to promote the movie.
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Calva went on to admit that after a few days of filming you kind of get used to being surrounded by naked people “ everywhere you looked,” with the actress agreeing that the cast got “desensitized so far.” The host went on to ask about issues with nudity while filming the period drama, especially when it comes to working with women.
“When you’ve got a period piece, I’ve heard that a lot of the time it’s actually quite hard to find women with real breasts and pubic hair,” Wippa stated. Robbie went on to answer the question saying that the industry can rely on “merkins.” “[It] is like a wig but for genitalia,” she stated.
She became used to working with them after her time on Wolf of Wall Street, where she came face to face with an “entire merkin room.”
“There was a whole room full of merkins. I guess people would go in and pick out… I’m not gonna go into detail, but it was fascinating and a little-known fact about the filmmaking industry,” she noted. A while back she had admitted that she was very nervous to film the nude scene with Leonardo DiCaprio in the film, telling BAFTA: A Life in Pictures, “ I’m not going to lie, I had a couple of shots of tequila before that scene because I was nervous.”
She went on to say she thought she would be able to slip under the radar in the movie since “everyone is going to be focused on Leo [DiCaprio].” But, we all know that didn’t work out, admitting the thought “sounds silly now.”