Margot Robbie, the Australian actress portraying a sexed-up version of DC Comics’ Harley Quinn in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, recently revealed to The New York Timeshow she really feels about the controversial costume her character has been given for the film, and Robbie’s opinions reveal some of her biggest beefs with the director.
As comic book aficionados may know, Harley Quinn’s supervillain outfit was originally completely different than the red white and blue punk rocker getup Margot Robbie will be wearing. Yes, Quinn was always made out to be a racy mix of sex appeal and violence, but Latino Review reminds readers that, in the comics, Margot Robbie’s debaucherous vixen was depicted as wearing a skintight black and red court jester suit when accompanying the Joker on his maniacal missions.
Earlier this month, Robbie claimed she loved the outfit the directors had chosen for her Harley Quinn to wear instead of the jester outfit in an interview with Hello Giggles.
“We tried on every variation of the costume. I cannot emphasis enough how many outfits, and how many variations of the Harley Quinn costume we tried. 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. I really love where we ended up.”
Margot’s claims about her sexy new getup were very out of character, though, as she has spoken very negatively in the past about women in Hollywood feeling the need to reduce their characters to “eye candy.”
“I think nudity for the sake of nudity is shameful,” Robbie told The Telegraph in 2014.
“If they’ve put it in just so that a girl gets her top off, then that’s disgusting.”
And, indeed, Margot does have to take her top off in Suicide Squad, as well as bend over in front of the camera many times.
Margot Robbie’s words to The New York Times, in which she directly said she disapproves of her skimpy Suicide Squad outfit, only went further in disproving her claim that she “loves” the costume.
“As Margot, no, I don’t like wearing that. I’m eating burgers at lunchtime, and then you go do a scene where you’re hosed down and soaking wet in a white T-shirt, it’s so clingy and you’re self-conscious about it.”
After saying this, though, Robbie attempted to justify the director’s choice to underdress her by insisting that Harley Quinn would wear sexy, coquettish clothes like that “because they’re sparkly and fun” and not because “she wanted guys to look at her ass.”
Margot Robbie may not recognize her own sex appeal – she once told The Daily Mail that she has never thought of herself as attractive – but countless fans across the internet disagree with her by letting it be known they see her as drop-dead gorgeous.
Seriously Margot Robbie is the most beautiful woman to grace the planet— the better Malec ;) (@Nick_Malec) April 14, 2016
Margot Robbie is so hot its insane— BV3 (@billyvanore) April 17, 2016
let's start with margot robbie— bucky barnes (@jedisoldier) April 17, 2016
•hot as hell
•LITERALLY HARLEY QUINN
•my gf pic.twitter.com/lBRVjqpfvQ
For that reason, they will likely be glad to hear Margot Robbie loves her alluring Harley Quinn character and is intent on playing her in a lot more movies, according to a previous report by The Inquisitr.
“I’m so not done playing her yet,” Robbie said.
“I will do whatever I can to keep playing Harley for another couple of years. Until my body gives out and I can’t do it anymore.”
She has only one condition, Margot Robbie said in the New York Times piece.
Should there be a Suicide Squad sequel, I’m not wearing hot pants next time.”
Suicide Squad is to be released on August 5, 2016.
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