Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie has revealed the one aspect of her character Harley Quinn that she did not like.
Suicide Squad is released in UK and US cinemas today (August 5) and features a rogue’s gallery of some iconic DC villains played by major Hollywood actors, including Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Jared Leto as The Joker.
Speaking to The Washington Post, Robbie said that she didn’t “understand” her character’s relationship with The Joker.
“I just didn’t understand how she could be such a bad ass and then fall to pieces over some guy. I found that really frustrating,” Robbie said.
“Fans seem to really love that about her, that she has this complete devotion to a guy that treats her badly.”
Robbie had previously described her character as being “incredibly devoted” to The Joker.
To help establish the unique chemistry between the two characters, Leto famously had a live rat delivered to Robbie while they were shooting.
“I was… surprised,” Robbie recalled during an interview with Shortlist. “I was surprised! There’s an understatement!”
“I loved that stuff. Jared was doing half my work for me,” the actress continued. “Harley is very much a part of a relationship. To have such commitment from the other half made my job a thousand times easier, and a thousand times more fun. I didn’t know what was going to happen when we got on set. It’s exciting to act opposite that.”
Early reviews of the film have been less than favourable. NME‘s Dan Stubbs concluded in his write-up: “Suicide Squad sets itself up as a fun, fast, daft, superhero movie, and it absolutely delivers. It’s much like those old comic pages then – great to look at, but if you get a bit too close you can see the gaps between the dots.”