I imagine we all would have very different reactions to seeing an almost naked Alexander Skarsgard. Most of them probably highly inappropriate. But I think Margot Robbie wins for the best reaction to getting hot and heavy with the star- she punched him. While playing Jane to Alexander’s Tarzan in their new movie The Legend of Tarzan, director David Yates says Margot really went for it in the sex scene their characters share.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly David said, “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.’” Margot did just that and definitely left her mark. David continues by saying, “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.”
Margot’s “feistiness” was a important part to her character, David explains, knowing that with her in the role Jane wouldn’t be your typical damsel in distress. “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. You have to feel that she’s strong and independent, and when you cast Margot, you’ll definitely get that,” he told EW.
And while I’m sure Alexander wasn’t terribly excited about getting punched, he should just be happy she didn’t come after him with a baseball bat.