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Margot Robbie: Acrylic Nails Were Essential to Playing My Wolf of Wall Street Character

02/05/2014 at 06:05 PM ET

Margot RobbieCourtesy of Violet Grey

She may have been snubbed for an Oscar nom for her role in The Wolf of Wall Street, but Margot Robbie has definitely captivated the fashion world (and PeopleStyleWatch.com editors) with her spot-on style moments, which is why we’re so excited to reveal some exclusive photos of the star in a beautiful new shoot for Violet Grey‘s “The Violet Files”. We’re also so excited that she’s opening up about the crazy nails and spray tan (seriously, we left the theater with an urge to go to Beach Bum) that defined her character.

Robbie said the No. 1 trick to getting in Naomi’s (AKA the Duchess of Bay Ridge) head was to get her acrylic nails on. “The first thing I said was that my character needs acrylic nails all the time, because that changes everything. I couldn’t do anything the way I wanted to: I couldn’t wipe tears the way I would, I couldn’t brush my hair the way I would … it seriously created the character.” And of course, her transformation wouldn’t have been complete without that allover golden glow. “On Sunday night, I’d get my nails and my spray tan, after I finished watching football.”

Margot RobbieCourtesy of Violet Grey

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In the new shoot, the actress looks the complete opposite of her Wolf character wearing a menswear-inspired gray suit and slicked-back hair. “For this photoshoot I was trying to channel power and the idea that I ran an empire,” Robbie says.

Read Robbie’s full interview on Violetgrey.com. Are you loving her chic power look? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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Kpat on

Yes! She’s gorgeous! She was the best part of that movie! not to mention her award season style which has been perfection! Cannot wait to see her in more roles.

MaimySuleiman on

Reblogged this on A FASHION BLOG. and commented:
As a drama and fashion student, I use both to help me develop a character or designs that I’m doing. The two are a brilliant way of getting inspired.

Marie on

Why are you so beautiful?!?!?!?

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