Offering the following without too much comment. David Yates is quoted in Entertainment Weekly as saying that he directed his feisty Jane Porter, Margot Robbie, to take a swing at Alexandard Skarsgard as Tarzan during a love scene — and the non-damsel delivered. So that would be one swipe at Skarsgard, and one head butt delivered to Christoph Waltz… definitely staking out some new territory for the iconic Jane.
“If you enter the jungle with anybody, you want to go with Margot Robbie,” Yates says. “She’s practical, and she’s smart, and she’s resourceful. And she can take care of herself.”
In fact . . . .
“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 explains. “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.”
UPDATE; This is now spread pretty widely around the internet — has been picked up by dozens of other outlets. Seems to be working pretty well as a way of promoting that a) Robbie’s Jane is no wilting violet, b) there’s an actual sex scene in the movie between Robbie and Skarsgard . . . . not a bad way of reinforcing that it’s not Disney Tarzan . . . .