Margot Robbie Teases The Joker and Harley Quinn’s “Mad” Relationship in ‘Suicide Squad’

By April 15, 2016
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At this point, Suicide Squad is looking more and more like the kind of exciting, balls-to-the-wall comic book film that I think a majority of us wanted Batman v Superman to be. One of the most exciting aspects in all of the trailers as well, has been Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, who seems to be riding the crazy train all the way to fans hearts, and she’s looking like just the kind of pitch-perfect casting we had all assumed she was initially.

The last Blitz trailer featured even more of her banter with the other characters and members of Task Force X as well (there may have been an exciting shot of Batman saving her at one point too), and right now, even more than Leto’s Joker – I’m looking forward to see which directions her character takes throughout the film.

While recently speaking with the LA Times at CinemaCon as well, Robbie revealed why Harley is actually the most manipulative member of the film’s team, and how she works to push her other teammates’ buttons throughout:

“She’s definitely one of the more unpredictable members of the squad. She also used to be a psychiatrist so she has an extensive knowledge of mental illnesses and how to manipulate people.

I’m sorry, well, she has a lot of knowledge on how to profile people, pick their triggers, and as Harley Quinn she kind of utilizes that to just manipulate people and mess with them. And she definitely does that with the squad. She’s always picking someone to be dissecting and playing off and messing with.”

The actress also briefly touched on her character’s relationship with The Joker in the film as well:

“It’s an incredibly dysfunctional relationship. She’s mad about him… like, literally mad. She’s crazy. But she loves him, and it’s a really unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship, but an addictive one.”

Whether it be actually getting to see Harley fight briefly in the latest trailer, or even her working her bartender skills, Robbie just looks like she’s having a ball of a time in the role, and while a lot of noise has already been made about how deep into their characters each of the actors went, it’s exciting to see an actress of her calibre taking the role so seriously.

There’s nothing more nerve-racking for a comic book fan than seeing one of their most beloved characters receive an onscreen adaptation for the first time, and while we can’t say it with utmost certainty yet, it’s nice to see this character in particular, being treated with such care.

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