As much as fans love Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and she loves portraying Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, it might take a while before seeing her on the big screens again after The Suicide Squad‘s release. In fact, Robbie herself says she needs a break from the character’s craziness. The upcoming film will be her third foray as Harley Quinn into the DC Extended Universe following her debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and 2020’s Birds of Prey.
“It was kind of back-to-back filming Birds… and filming this, so I was kind of like, oof, I need a break from Harley because she’s exhausting,” she said while talking with EW. “I don’t know when we’re next going to see her. I’m just as intrigued as everyone else is.”
The actress also addressed the DCEU’s peculiar way of handling characters, with many of them having different fates from movie to movie. As for Harley Quinn, Zack Snyder’s Justice League revealed that in a future timeline, she dies in the arms of Batman. For Robbie, that’s not an issue as it actually allows directors to set their fingerprint on the superhero universe.
“I guess it’s kind of like the comics,” Robbie stated. “The film version of the DC universe, I actually think they’re a lot like the comics. You pick up one comic and something’s happening and then you pick up the next comic and maybe that character’s not alive, maybe that character’s not with that person, maybe that character looks completely different. Each movie is its own sort of thing, and I think that works in the comic book world, and I think that works in the DC film world as well. It’s not like Marvel where everything is more obviously linked in a more linear way. It feels like there’s so many adjacent stories, worlds, and films happening at the same time, just like there are in the comics.”
The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6.
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