Donald Trump “crashed the set” of Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” and acted like “a complete and utter buffoon,” according to cast member Cristin Milioti. The “Palm Springs” and “Made for Love” actor told The Independent that Trump decided to show up on set during a night shoot when the production was filming outside Trump Tower in New York City.
Milioti starred in “The Wolf of Wall Street” as Teresa Petrillo, the first wife of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). The actor’s big scene in the film is when Teresa discovers Jordan is cheating on her. Teresa opens a limousine door and finds Jordan snorting cocaine off a woman’s chest. She hits Jordan and screams at him, asking if he loves the other woman instead.
“That was a wild night,” Milioti said (via IndieWire). “We shot from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and we did that scene over and over and over. I [actually hit DiCaprio for real] a bunch of times. I just kind of slapped the hell out of him for 12 hours. I always had a real attachment to that scene, because you get to see this character, who has swallowed a lot of her feelings down, really get to let loose.”
When Milioti remembered Trump showing up during the night shoot, she said, “Ugh. He crashed the set and he was a complete and utter buffoon, as we all know.” The Independent adds: “She doesn’t want to give [Trump] any more airtime than that.”
“The Wolf of Wall Street” opened in 2013 to critical acclaim and $392 million at the worldwide box office, a strong showing for an R-rated drama for adults. The film earned five Academy Award nominations, including best picture, director, actor for DiCaprio and supporting actor for Jonah Hill.