Gay kiss between Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz cut from Tarzan

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 July 2016
Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard

Tarzan director David Yates has revealed a gay kiss between Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz was cut from The Legend Of Tarzan

'The Legend of Tarzan' director David Yates cut a gay kiss between Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz from the movie.

The 53-year-old director admitted a scene in which Waltz's character Leon Rom locked lips with Skarsgard's Tarzan as he lay concussed on the floor was deemed "too clever and overworked" by test audiences.

In the titillating scene, Rom addresses Margot Robbie's character Jane and says: "Your husband's wildness disturbs me more than I can even express."

He then bends down and gives the jungle-dweller a kiss.

Yates explained the first audience to watch the movie felt the homosexual scene was "odd" and didn't fit into the storyline.

He said: "We pared it back because it was almost too much. It was this really odd, odd moment when Christoph kisses him. We loved it at the time. But early test audiences were perplexed by it and in the end it just felt too clever and overworked."

It wasn't the only scene to get the chop, as sex scenes between Robbie and Skarsgard had to be toned down because for being too racy and "primal" in favour of a "sensual".

He added to The Times newspaper: "I liked the idea that they could have great sex, and that it could get quite primal. The cut we ended up with was more muted, and more sensual instead, even though we did touch upon those primal desires."

Meanwhile, Skarsgard, 39, said he's comfortable with nudity and had no problem donning a mere loincloth for the movie because he loves being naked.

He said: "I'm not a prude. I'm from Sweden and it's different there. If it makes sense, I'll do nudity. And I love to be naked. It's kind of liberating."