In a recent interview with Cineplex, the actor’s enthusiasm over her villainous role is palpable. “Harley is creepy, violent, crazy – all of the things that I aspire to be!” Robbie said of the fan-favorite character. “It’s the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life.”
And it’s not just her turn as the Joker’s former flame that has Robbie looking forward to seeing “Suicide Squad” released. She’s also a big fan of her friend and co-star, Will Smith. So much so that when she heard he was in talks to join the film’s cast, she took it upon herself to encourage him to sign on.
“I actually texted him when I heard he was in negotiations to be in ‘Suicide Squad’ and kept peer-pressuring him,” Robbie recalled. “‘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.”
“Suicide Squad,” based on the DC Comics team and starring Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot, is scheduled for release on Aug. 5, 2016.