Recently, the folks over at Cineplex caught up with Margot Robbie to chat about Suicide Squad. Robbie, as I’m sure you know, will be playing Harley Quinn in the film.
Harley has always been a mischievous character, and we’d hope that this take on the character in Suicide Squad would be no different; especially considering her equally-insane lover, The Joker (Jared Leto), will be present in the film. The actress herself describes the character as such: “Harley is creepy, violent, crazy — all of the things that I aspire to be!” she jokes. “No. It’s the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life.”
So, it sounds like Robbie will be playing Harley and not herself in the film. That’s good. She also briefly touched on how excited she was to get the chance to work with her Focus co-star, Will Smith, who’ll be playing Deadshot, again. “I enjoyed working with Will so, so much that I was overjoyed when I heard that we would be working together again. I actually texted him when I heard he was in negotiations to be in Suicide Squad and kept peer-pressuring him, ‘You’d better be taking this movie!’ He obviously signed on for his own reasons, but I was so incredibly happy that we got to do Round Two. He’s awesome on set and awesome off set. He’s just a really, really good person.”
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5th.