Margot Robbie On Playing Harley Quinn In ‘Suicide Squad’

For awhile it seemed like DC’s shared universe would never get its footing. But with 2014 behind us, 2016 is sounding a heck of a lot closer than it did even just a few months ago. Next year, Warner Bros. will bring audiences two films in their shared universe: the long-awaited Batman V Superman flick, and the surprising Suicide Squad which will put many DC super villains in the spotlight for the first time on the big screen. One of those super villains is the fan favorite Harley Quinn, who got her start on Batman: The Animated Series as the Joker’s love interest in the 90s.

Margot Robbie, who set the screen on fire in 2013 in The Wolf Of Wall Street, was selected as the actress to bring the character to life. In an interview with MTV, Robbie shared her thoughts on taking on such an iconic role.

“Yeah, I guess it’s intimidating because there’s obviously a lot of people I want to please, and a character I have to do justice. But it’s a challenge, I’m definitely up for it, and hopefully I don’t disappoint.”

Margot Robbie

As mentioned before, Robbie hit it big in The Wolf Of Wall Street, and if there are any doubts flying around regarding her abilities, that film is likely to put them to rest, as she embodies the dangerous and femme fatale-ist nature of the character. Though one key aspect that has yet to be seen is Harley Quinn’s iconic Brooklyn-inspired accent, and fans will undoubtedly love or hate her depending on how that voice is pulled off. So is Robbie starting to imbed herself in the role just yet? Not quite. Like any busy actress, Robbie has more than Harley Quinn on her plate.

“We haven’t gotten too far into it, we’re still pretty far off. I’m actually shooting a movie before that, so my focus is kind of on that at the moment, we haven’t really gotten into the logistics of everything yet.”

But don’t take current lack of prep work as bad news, as the filmmakers are still ironing out all the details, and there’s still nearly two years until the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad hits the big screen. Very soon, after Robbie’s work with Tarzan is done, she’ll be able to concentrate on her role as Harley in Suicide Squad.

Harley Quinn and the Joker

What are your thoughts on Margot Robbie? Are you looking for to seeing Harley Quinn and the Joker interact in next year’s Suicide Squad? Let us know your thoughts below.