There’s no shortage of fans who have been aching to see Joker sidekick Harley Quinn on the big screen for quite some time, and they’ll finally get their chance when Suicide Squad makes its way to theaters on August 5. Margot Robbie, the actress portraying the fun-loving and adorably murderous villain in the film, has apparently been having a blast.
“Harley is creepy, violent, crazy—all of the things that I aspire to be!”
Of course, this is clearly a joke. But Robbie clarified that there are a lot of perks to playing a character with a loose conscience and a shattered mind.
“It’s the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life.”
For those who don’t know, one of Robbie’s more recent films was Focus, the romantic heist movie starring Deadshot actor Will Smith. Not only did the two develop on-screen chemistry in that movie, but Robbie was excited to share the set with Smith once again in the upcoming villain team-up film.
“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.”
While Harleen Quinzel can occasionally be a serious character in the comics, she’s much like the Joker in that she often greatly enjoys what she does. It sounds like Margot Robbie got to channel a bit of this enthusiasm both on and off the set, which will hopefully show in her performance as Harley Quinn. We’ll get to see some new footage of her performance when the CW premieres the new trailer for Suicide Squad on January 19.