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Margot Robbie speaks about “creepy, violent, crazy” Harley Quinn

January 7th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Out of all the exciting comic book characters set to debut on the big screen this year, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is right up there at the top.

After the first Suicide Squad trailer introduced us to Robbie’s twisted take on the famous Joker love interest, millions of fans have been as excited about her portrayal as Jared Leto doing the Clown Prince himself.

Well, apparently the actress has apparently been having a blast playing the character and has been speaking about what we can expect from her performance:

“Harley is creepy, violent, crazy—all of the things that I aspire to be,” she said via (via Squareeyed).

“It’s the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life.”

Robbie recently starred in the thriller Focus, alongside Will Smith, who is set to debut as Deadshot in Suicide Squad. Robbie says she was excited to work with Smith again:

“I enjoyed working with Will so, so much that I was overjoyed when I heard that we would be working together again. I actually texted him when I heard he was in negotiations to be inSuicide Squad and kept peer-pressuring him, ‘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.”

So, it sounds like Robbie got to channel a bit of this enthusiasm both on and off the set, which will hopefully show in her performance as Harley Quinn. While we can’t wait to see her in the film in all its glory, we will be afforded another exciting sneak peek on January 19th, when The CW debuts a special look at the DC Extended Universe, focusing on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and more!

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.