Margot Robbie and David Ayer Tease Harley Quinn’s Role in ‘Suicide Squad’

By May 15, 2016
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From the beginning, Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn has always been one of the most appealing aspects of director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, the other DC film set to hit theatres in 2016. She’s managed to be one of the highlights of all of the film’s trailers so far as well, whether she’s working the bar in a villain-centric hangout spot, or being clearly, madly in love with Jared Leto’s newest interpretation of  the Joker.

While recently speaking with Vogue as well, Robbie briefly teased what fans can expect from Harley in the movie, and it sounds like she’s going to be the crazy, impulsive and brutal Harley that I think fans have been wanting to see onscreen ever since she was created:

“She doesn’t even have superpowers. She’s just a psychopath who runs around gleefully killing people—she finds joy in causing mayhem, which makes her weirdly endearing and fun to watch.”

Ayer added on to Robbie’s statements as well, going on to praise the actress’ work in the film as the character:

“She’s a tough girl, and she’s incredibly smart and mature beyond her years. She has ridiculous depth, and she’s never been coddled, so she’s very physically courageous. The things she was doing herself as far as stunts, you wouldn’t believe. There’s only a handful of actors who do that sort of work themselves.”

Robbie has previously called Harley the most manipulative member of Task Force X, and maybe more than anything else, I’m looking forward to seeing how Harley interacts with the other characters in the film, and just how sadistic and brutal Ayer and co. are planning on making her in the movie. How much the movie gives us of her relationship with the Joker, including her transformation from a psychologist into a crazy killer.

It certainly sounds like the movie is going to come through on Harley’s craziness, but how they manage to balance the other aspects of the character will be the real tightrope act in the film.

Suicide Squad is set to hit theatres on August 5th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable