Margot Robbie has played a key role in resurrecting the legend of Tarzan. The 26-year-old Australian actress features in The Legend of Tarzan, playing the key role of Jane, Tarzan’s wife who battles all odds along with her husband to protect the Congo.
Margot fits perfectly into the iconic role that was envisaged by the movie’s director, David Yates. David was hunting for an actress who could perfectly portray a strong, feisty, independent and modern Jane, a portrayal that deviated from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ damsel in distress. Additionally, the director wanted to cast a female lead that would be a perfect mate for Alexander Skarsgard’s Tarzan. And it seems that the director didn’t give a second thought when selecting the pragmatic and ambitious Australian actress who was known to break into the notoriously male-dominated world of show business at a young age of 26-years-old by taking on challenging roles.
Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard are Jane and Tarzan! They brought this ultimate power couple to life perfectly pic.twitter.com/kbprKirSzu
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Three years ago, Margot Robbie made a name after her impressive performance in The Wolf of Wall Street. And much to the admiration of her critics, the young actress is all set to work in the upcoming Suicide Squad by playing the notorious Harley Quinn, the Joker’s sidekick.
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According to Yahoo News, much of Margot’s feisty and fearless personality can be attributed to her upbringing.
She was raised by her single physiotherapist mother and spent most of her childhood roaming freely on her grandparents’ farm in the Currumbin valley. Her childhood experiences helped to shape her tomboyish personality that would later work beautifully to her advantage in her chosen career.
Although not easily scared by physical things like snakes and spiders, Margot Robbie confesses to being a very emotional person. Her decency became evident during the filming of The Legend of Tarzan when Margot was required to spit on the face of actor Christopher Waltz, the Academy award winner who plays a villain in the movie. Margot was so reluctant to do the scene that it took Christopher himself to convince her to go ahead and act the scene the way the script allowed. Even then, Margot was polite enough to apologize to Christopher before the scene was shot.
Margot Robbie spit in Christopher Waltz's face "quite a few" times filming TARZAN.
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In yet another instance, Margot had to be prepped with tons of self-confidence before filming a sex scene with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. Margot may appear bold but she has always had qualms about taking her clothes off during the filming of an intimate scene. Margot had always considered sex scenes as outlandish things when she used to watch American shows and movies in Australia. According to E! Online, Margot Robbie spoke about how she was keen to get the inescapable sex scene over and done with.
“There isn’t an option. It’s just like, ‘This is what you need to do – get on with it’. The sooner you do it, the sooner you can stop doing it.”
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Margot Robbie might have made it big in Hollywood, but she is a real Australian at heart. Cosmopolitan reports that the actress featured in a video to define 50 popular Australian slang words.
In just four minutes, Margot demystified everything from “pashing” and “chucking a sickie” to “bogans” and the “bottle-o.” Anyone who has ever criticized the actress for leaving Australia behind was reminded that the Hollywood starlet is still very much an Australian at heart.
Margot Robbie hails from the isolated Gold Coast area, which boasts a plethora of theme parks that are sure to amuse people of all age groups. It seems that her Australian roots will always keep her grounded no matter how her career soars. According to SBS, critics are quick to point that Margot continues to lead an ordinary life despite her growing popularity and her high-profile endorsements.
Watch Margot Robbie’s Australian slang explanation video here.
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