MARGOT Robbie says it was “inevitable” that she would be romantically linked to Leonardo DiCaprio after starring as his wife in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
Gossip mags were quick to report the pair were an item when the former Neighbours actress was the centre of attention at DiCaprio’s birthday bash last year.
But in an interview with Vogue Australia, Robbie says she and Leo were nothing more than co-stars.
“No,” she told the mag as she laughed about the reports.
“We’re friends, of course, but those rumours were inevitable – there’s no truth to them. Everyone on the set became good friends, we’d all hang out on weekends.”
Robbie said as soon as the news broke, her friends back home were ecstatic at the thought of her hooking up with the 38-year-old bachelor.
“I just woke up to 45 missed calls on my phone and all my girlfriends saying: ‘I can’t believe you didn’t tell me!’ I’d call them back and say: ‘Are you kidding me? Do you not think you would be the first people I would tell if this was happening?’ I also had to call my grandparents and assure them that there was absolutely no truth to the rumours, and that took a little more convincing.”
She says working with DiCaprio “exceeded her expectations”.
“There are a handful of actors who are known in the industry as being extremely lovely down-to-earth people despite their huge profiles, and Leo’s one of them.
“He was so professional and wonderful to work with. I’m so happy that I can honestly say that, because he really is. We had a great working relationship, we could improvise endlessly and I could go as far as I could possibly go with a scene and know that he was going to take it a step further, there was no limit, there were no boundaries whatsoever. I think we got some really great material, because we were just so comfortable.”
The Wolf of Wall Street is in cinemas December 12.