Alexander Skarsgard's love scene injury

Alexander Skarsgard was injured while filming an "animalistic" sex scene with Margot Robbie for their new movie Tarzan.

Alexander Skarsgard's love scene injury

Alexander Skarsgard's love scene injury

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The hunky 39-year-old actor admitted he was hurt while working on a raunchy love scene with co-star Margot Robbie after she hit him.

He told Closer magazine: "Even though I'm fighting apes, the only injury I got was from a sex scene with Margot - she hit me!

The actor says one Tarzan sex scene went horribly wrong... Photo: Roadshow Films

"Our director David Yates wanted our sex scene to be really animalistic, so he was behind the camera saying things like, 'Hit him harder! Come on!'

"He kind of egged us on and wanted to feel very primal, so she beat me up!"

Despite the incident, Alexander admitted it wasn't difficult to act out love scenes alongside beautiful Margot, 25, who plays his romantic interest Jane Porter.

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He said: "Tarzan and Jane have to be drawn to each other, and the audience need to feel it - obviously it wasn't hard acting that with Margot, she's so charming!"

Director David previously spoke about Alexander getting injured during filming, revealing that Margot punched the actor and left a mark.

He said: "They're doing this love scene together, and I said [to Margot], 'Just slap Alex while you're making love, just kind of give him a punch'.

"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."

Skarsgard describes the sex scene as "really animalistic". Photo: Roadshow Films

Meanwhile, it was recently claimed that Alexander and his girlfriend Alexa Chung are buying a house in Los Angeles together.

The couple have been dating for over a year, and though Alexander has been living with the British beauty in New York, they are now planning to move to the West Coast for the sake of his career and have already started looking at properties together.

A source said: "They are completely made for each other and are having a great time together.

"Alex sold his Los Feliz mansion last year and has been living in NYC with Alexa, but work opportunities are pulling him back to LA.

"Alexa loves the lifestyle there too, so they are considering buying together. They are thought to have already browsed a $4.5 million home nestled in the hills in Silverlake."

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