Why Margot Robbie Punched Alexander Skarsgard During a ‘Legend of Tarzan’ Sex Scene
Apparently the gorgeous actress got feisty while filming…
“It was very important that we didn’t want it to feel archaic or dated, where it’s like, tough guy has to save the poor girl,” Skarsgård said. “You have to feel that she’s strong and independent, and when you cast Margot, you’ll definitely get that.”
Yates stated that Robbie brought boundless strength with her to the production, which he wanted to capture in the film.
“If you enter the jungle with anybody, you want to go with Margot Robbie,” Yates said. “She’s practical, and she’s smart, and she’s resourceful. And she can take care of herself.”
In the filming process, they found ways to show that Margot is not your traditional damsel in distress. Like when they shot a sex scene between the actress and Skarsgård, the director had an idea…
“They’re doing this love scene together, and I said [to Robbie], ‘Just slap Alex while you’re making love, just kind of give him a punch,’” Yates said. “It was sort of an earthy, sensual moment of her enjoying sex with Alex, and the only bruise he picked up during the entire shoot was probably that punch from Margot. Which says a lot about her feistiness.”
Did it just get hot in here?
Legend of Tarzan swings into theaters on July 1st, 2016.