As summer is coming and the weather is getting warmer, the release of Warner Bros.'s Suicide Squad is also slowly edging closer. Following in the footsteps of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was loved by fans but slammed by critics and didn't end up having the expected success at the box office, expectations for Suicide Squad are very high on the studio's side.
Not higher than the fans', however, as this is the first interpretation of the Joker since Heath Ledger's legendary performance and the first big screen appearance of beloved character Harley Quinn. The bat-wielding crazy girl is being played by Margot Robbie, a 25-year-old Australian whose already fast-growing career will skyrocket once the movie is out — after all, a solo Harley Quinn movie has already been confirmed.
If you're not so familiar with the actress, you might be wondering which other movies she's starred in, and what's on her calendar after Suicide Squad. Read on for a breakdown of her movie roles (excluding her 300+ episodes on Neighbors) if you want to get a closer look at her work!
1. Cassandra in Vigilante
In 2008, Margot Robbie had a tiny role in a small movie called Vigilante, where she played a young woman whose murder leads her fiance Luke to fight a whole bunch of criminals in order to avenge her death.
2. Tristan Waters in I C U
You'll see Margot Robbie right at the beginning of I C U, an Australian thriller from 2009 directed by Aash Aaron, about three teenagers who think they've unmasked a serial killer by spying on him. Little do they know...
3. Charlotte in About Time
The tearjerker About Time, by Love Actually director Richard Curtis, already included a star-studded cast featuring Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy and Domnhall Gleeson, but it wouldn't have been the same without Margot Robbie, who stars as Charlotte. Gleeson's character Tim falls in love with Charlotte, but she rejects him.
4. Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street
This is arguably the role that propelled Margot Robbie into Hollywood stardom. In 2013, she played a sexy, manipulative wife to Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort's wife in The Wolf of Wall Street, and mastered every challenge of the movie, from the Brooklyn accent to the nude scenes.
Also memorable is her audition for the role, where she slapped DiCaprio. As she told Harper's Bazaar about her first encounter with Martin Scorsese and DiCaprio:
"So I walk up really close to his face and then I'm like, 'Maybe I should kiss him. When else am I ever going to get a chance to kiss Leo DiCaprio, ever?' But another part of my brain clicks and I just go, Whack! I hit him in the face. And then I scream, 'Fuck you!' And that's not in the script at all. The room just went dead silent and I froze.
I'm thinking, 'You just hit Leonardo DiCaprio in the face. They're going to arrest you because that's assault. You're definitely never going to work again, that's for sure. They'll probably sue you as well in case there's a bruise on his face and he needs to film something else.
And then all of a sudden Marty and Leo just burst out laughing. Marty says, 'That was great!' Leo's like, 'Hit me again!'"
How bold is that!
5. Ann Burden in Z for Zachariah
Although it wasn't exactly a success at the box office in 2015, the post-apocalyptic drama featured stellar performances by its trio of leading actors, Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine. Margot Robbie replaced Amanda Seyfried after a scheduling conflict led to her dropping the part.
6. Jess Barrett in Focus
Marking her first collaboration with Will Smith before Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie played Jess, a con-man's ex-girlfriend who ends up after the same money as him. Once again, she showed off her talent at playing a character that's both tough and glamorous, clever and seducing.
7. Céline in Suite Française
In this 2015 World War II drama starring Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts, Margot Robbie had a small role as French girl in a village occupied by the Nazi armed forces.
8. Herself in The Big Short
Proof that it didn't take long for Margot Robbie to make a name for herself: It was only her eighth film role, and she already cameo-d as herself in The Big Short in 2015, where she can be glimpsed in a bubble bath, champagne in hand, explaining the tough concept of a subprime to the audience.
9. Tanya Vanderpoel in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Tina Fey's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which was just released in March, stars Tina Fey as Kim Barker, a reporter who goes to Afghanistan on a search for adventure but quickly finds herself overwhelmed. Margot Robbie plays Tanya Vanderpoel, a local journalist who helps her navigate through her new life.
As for her upcoming roles, the never-resting actress has already got four lined up!
10. Jane Porter in The Legend of Tarzan
Echoing Margot Robbie's own career choices, the Jane of the upcoming Legend of Tarzan is not here to play the damsel in distress. Starring True Blood beau Alexander Skarsgård and villain master Christoph Waltz, the movie is set for release on July 1.
11. Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad
Coming August 5, Suicide Squad will finally give us a look at Harley Quinn on the big screen. Not only did the producers enjoy her performance enough to schedule a solo Harley Quinn movie, Margot Robbie said she would love to keep on playing the character:
"I am so not done playing her yet. 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."
12. A Dingo in Larrikins
There's not much to say about Larrikins yet, but picture this: an animated musical set in Australia starring Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts and Rose Byrne as singing animals. Set to be released in February 2018, the movie will be directed by Australian comedian Tim Minchin and Shrek the Third director Chris Miller.
13. Tonya Harding in I, Tonya
Deadline confirmed in March that Margot Robbie was set to play infamous Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, which she will be co-producing and choosing a director for. Harding was a rising star in figure skating and an American frontrunner for the 1994 Olympic Games, until it was discovered that her fiance Jeff Gillooly had attempted to break the leg of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan. She wound up banned for life from the US Figure Skating Association.
Her ballet skills will surely come in handy!