The Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie on Harley Quinn’s Different Role
In August, Australian actress Margot Robbie will officially reprise the role of Harley Quinn in the upcoming soft reboot of The Suicide Squad. Robbie debuted as the former psychiatrist at Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum in 2016’s Suicide Squad before resuming the role in last year’s Birds of Prey. Now, it appears that she will take her character’s limits even further, becoming a real “catalyst of chaos.”
“One of the first things I said to James was, I think Harley is a catalyst of chaos,” Robbie said while talking with Total Film. “She’s not necessarily your narrative center, and sometimes it’s great when plot points can rest on other characters’ shoulders, and she can be the thing that erupts a whole sequence of events. That’s something I felt he agreed with, based on what I was reading in the script.”
The actress explained that her character changes depending on who is helming the movie. However, the comic book source is still the same. In other words, DC fans shouldn’t fear that they will see an unrecognizable Harley Quinn on the screen.
“The common denominator is the source material, which is what I always built the character off anyway,” she added. “Then she evolves in different ways under different people’s direction.”
The Suicide Squad will debut in theaters and HBO Max on August 6.
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Recommended Reading: Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Trial by Fire