Margot Robbie has revealed that she didn't feel the need to lose a lot of weight for the role of Jane in the The Legend of Tarzan. She explained that although her trainer was on her back, she wanted to keep things realistic.
In a recent interview with Total Film, she said:
"A good friend of mine was the trainer on the film set. He was doing his absolute best to keep me in line and get in shape. I was a naughty school kid. I would just run off and go to the pub. He would be like, 'Margot, what's the point of this workout?' I was like, 'It's the 19th Century. If she's got a bit of weight on her, it was probably a good thing.' I'm not going to look thin just for the sake of it. No, she should have a woman's body. So yes, I was very defiant for selfish reasons. I just wanted to go everywhere and try every pub!"
...So it seems like living in London may also have had something to do with it!
Of course, her co-star Alexander Skarsgard didn't get off so easy, with an intense exercise regime to get his eight-pack abs.
Margot Robbie has also said of her character that she's not the 'damsel in distress', and she's starting to chase roles where the main interest is 'the character', rather than the 'relationship with a male character'.