Margot Robbie lets it be known she has dodged the proverbial bullet as prior to Suicide Squad, she was up for the role of Invisible Woman Sue Storm in the Josh Trank Fantastic Four movie which went to Kate Mara.
Prior to Suicide Squad wrapping, Robbie spoke with the NY Daily News about FF.
“I didn’t really resonate with the script, and I haven’t seen the movie, so I don’t really know how it turned out different from the page,” Robbie said of Fantastic Four. “But I had a great meeting with the director [Josh Trank] and I really enjoyed that. I guess it’s part of the game: sometime you win some, sometimes you lose some.”
It ended up working out that David Ayer would cast Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, the side kick to Jared Leto’s Joker, a role, which by all accounts, looks to be a blockbuster for Robbie.
“What he’s doing with the character is so cool,” she said of Leto as the Joker. “At first it was kind of confronting (to be up close) but now I’m so used to it, I think if I ever saw him out of makeup now I would be really confused.”
Margot Robbie also offered her character is just as crazy as the Joker.
“I guess the one common denominator is we’re all bad guys, it just makes everything more fun that way,” Robbie offered. “The scenes are more interesting I feel, when you just don’t know how the characters are going to react, especially with Harley, who’s absolutely nuts… she’s either going to kill you or laugh and give you a hug.”
“Suicide Squad” has an August 5, 2016 release date directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.
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