Margot Robbie Talks Harley Quinn’s Relationship With Joker


During a recent interview with The Washington Post, Margot Robbie opened up about her frustration with the relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn in Suicide squad.

Not getting why Harley loves the Joker: “I just didn’t understand how she could be such a bad-ass and then fall to pieces over some guy. I found that really frustrating. Fans seem to really love that about her, that she has this complete devotion to a guy that treats her badly.”

Her thoughts on the original outfit: “As I was reading all the comic books, she has tons of different outfits. In some comic books she’s wearing more of like a corset and mini-shorts, and in some she’s wearing the full jester outfit. I didn’t really know what exactly the costume was going to be, but I knew if [director] David [Ayer] was making the movie and his films are always pretty grounded in reality, I kind of had a feeling we weren’t going to be doing the polished comic book look. That we’d be doing something a little grittier, a little more street, a little more real.”

Perfecting the voice and filming in full makeup in the rain: “Yeah. Not just the makeup, but the wig, the costume. It’s obviously not the most comfortable getup. And we’re doing a lot of fight scenes and stuff. Actually, the worst thing were the gold bangles. They had spikes on them, and I’d always stab myself. I hated them. The voice took a while because I knew it was something we’d have to commit to. It’s really high pitched. It’s really fun in that comic-book heightened reality kind of way, but it’s not very fitting for a David Ayer film. There’s going to be a lot of dark, gritty, serious scenes. From the comic books, I knew that she originated from Brooklyn. But David didn’t want it to be full Brooklyn like I did in [“Wolf of Wall Street”]. It took a while to find the right level of pitch. The goal was to kind of find some sort of middle ground where I could go higher for comical moments and go lower for more real moments.“