Margot Robbie Refused To Diet For Legend of Tarzan Because Of London's Pubs

Hollywood’s leading ladies are often expected to lose weight for their starring roles, but Margot Robbie refused to diet during the filming of ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ for one amazing reason.

“It was my first time living in London properly and I wanted to try every pub,” she told Australia’s TV Week. Yes Margot!


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However, realising that reason probably wouldn’t be good enough for the film’s producers, the 26-year-old hatched a plan. She convinced them that a woman of the 19th century such as her character Jane, would not have been frequenting any gyms.

“It’s the 19th century [in the film] – if she’s got a bit of weight on her, it’s probably a good thing,” she said. “I’m not going to look thin just for the sake of it.”

It wasn’t just London’s pubs that appealed to the actress, she also recently revealed her love for cheesy Clapham nightclub Infernos - famed for its sticky carpets. Asked if anyone recognises her, Robbie said: “Everyone looks a mess. By the time I make it to Infernos, I look so revolting that nobody’s going to look twice.”

Robbie’s co-star Alexander Skarsgard had a very different experience. Given he’s playing Tarzan and spends most of the film with his top off, the Swede had to be in peak physical condition.

Speaking to Us Weekly, he described the diet as "horrible”.

“I’ve got to give credit to Guy, our chef. He had his hands tied – like, no sugar, no dairy. It was very strict. When we wrapped, I got in my car and went straight to my dad’s.

"He loves to cook, so I spent four days on his couch being fed. It was the most incredible week: bone marrow, fried mozzarella, pasta, red wine. I was like, ‘Ahhh’.”

'The Legend of Tarzan’ is out now.

Picture Credits: Warner Bros