Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn is "Creepy, Violent, Crazy", Says Star Margot Robbie
The DC movie universe will really get going in 2016, with two new movies due over the next few months. Following March's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, August will see the release of the supervillain team-up Suicide Squad. Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie is playing Harley Quinn, and has been speaking about her role.
In an interview with Cineplex, Robbie explained that the psychiatrist-turned-villain had much in common with her own personality. "Harley is creepy, violent, crazy--all of the things that I aspire to be," she said. "It's the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life."
Robbie also spoke about how much she had enjoyed with working with Will Smith, having previously starred in crime thriller Focus with him. "I enjoyed working with Will so, so much that I was overjoyed when I heard that we would be working together again," she said. "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."
In November last year, it was confirmed that despite the movie's dark tone, it would still be released with the PG-13 rating of other DC movies. "We really want to make these films tonally consistent, because this is a shared universe," producer Charles Roven told Collider. "We're not dealing in absolutes, because while this is business, it's also a creative endeavor. [But] our plan right now is to make all these films PG-13."
Suicide Squad is due for release on August 5, 2016. It is directed by Fury helmer David Ayer, and also stars Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney.