While “Suicide Squad” fans all over the world are eagerly anticipating the release of “Suicide Squad” later this year, no one is more excited to see it than Margot Robbie.
In the upcoming DC Comics-based film, the “About Time” actress plays the role of Harley Quinn, the crazed supervillain who teams up with a bunch of other imprisoned antihero types to take on a special mission. Quinn is a former psychiatrist who was transformed into the Joker’s (Jared Leto) girlfriend/sidekick. Robbie’s take on Quinn is the first-live action version of the supervillain.
In a recent interview with Hello Giggles, the Australian actress spoke about how excited she is about “Suicide Squad” and how they chose the costume for her character. In it, Robbie also teased potential sequels for the film.
“I think I’m more excited than anyone about this movie,” Robbie said. “I’m not even going to pretend to play it cool. I am dying to see it.”
According to the actress, she loves that there is a female character in the supervillain team-up film who is “funnier” and “crazier” and “stronger” than some of the male characters – something that rarely happens in TV and film.
Robbie also recounted how they tried “every variation” of the Harley Quinn costume to figure out which one is best suited for her version of the supervillain in “Suicide Squad.” “I cannot emphasis enough how many outfits, and how many variations of the Harley Quinn costume we tried,” she said. “We tried the court jester costume, we tried the corset and skirt, we tried leather pants, we tried literally every type of costume possible for her.”
Though there were hardcore comics fans who criticized Quinn’s costume when the first trailers for “Suicide Squad” came out, Robbie said that there may be hope of seeing the court jester costume on the big screen someday.
“Who knows, maybe in the sequels we’ll go with the court jester one,” she teased.
“Suicide Squad” hits theaters on Aug. 5.