Having a significant other like Tarzan must be wild; he's a man raised by apes who spent his formative years swinging in the jungle wearing nothing but a loincloth.
But I suppose that animalistic behavior is just what Jane likes.
When director David Yates got to casting the character of Jane for his upcoming film The Legend Of Tarzan, he knew he had to find the perfect female lead to complement Alexander Skarsgård and also be able to handle the Congolese wilderness.
His pick? The incredibly talented and stunning Margot Robbie. Yates describes Robbie as such:
“If you enter the jungle with anybody, you want to go with Margot Robbie. She’s practical, and she’s smart, and she’s resourceful. And she can take care of herself.”
Jane isn't afraid to rough it herself and doesn't depend on her hubby, even when the evil Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) attempts to use her as bait. Skarsgård explains:
“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.”
In fact, Robbie is so strong, she inadvertently wounded Skarsgård during a lovemaking scene. Yates reveals:
“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. 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.”
I know I can't be the only person who would take a Margot Robbie beating if it meant I'd get a little love in return. Because she's worth it.
The Legend Of Tarzan hits theaters on July 1. Be sure to check out the thrilling trailer below:
[Source: Entertainment Weekly]