Margot Robbie's Anti-Diet for Tarzan Is Refreshing

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It isn't a new tactic that actors transform their bodies with a demanding workout routine and strict diet for a role. We're constantly hearing about stars who put in a shocking amount of work offset to morph into their characters. But we're pretty certain Margot Robbie takes the cake (literally) for the best way to prepare: no dieting. In the new The Legend of Tarzan film, Margot is completely owning the screen in an unexpected way.

Robbie dished to TV Week, "It's the 19th century [in the film]—if she's got a bit of weight on her, it's probably a good thing. I'm not going to look thin just for the sake of it." The blond bombshell walked right past the gym and into London pubs to test out the country's native cuisine. "It was my first time living in London properly and I wanted to try every pub," she said.

Contrarily, her co-star Alexander Skarsgård cut out sugar, gluten, wheat, dairy, and alcohol while shooting, eating six small meals a day (and working out twice a day) to maintain his shirtless sinewy frame. Jealous of Robbie's liberating meal plans, he would ask her on Monday mornings to describe whatever she ate over the weekend as if to live vicariously through her savory meals.

"It was like food porn for Alex," Robbie told People. "I was like, 'I had this and I ate that, and for dessert, I had that.' And he was, like, welling up. Actually, I really felt bad." She teased, "To begin with I was like, 'Mmm, mmm, mmm, I'm eating cake and you're not!' And then after a while, I felt really bad for him, so I'd eat my food somewhere else so he couldn't see." A standing ovation goes to Robbie for her ability to defy the typical maintenance required for a movie, keeping her role as authentic as possible and not bending to typical Hollywood standards.

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