With four trailers already out, Suicide Squad (2016) appears to be the most anticipated film for the DC Movie-verse, even more so than Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). As the film introduces comic characters that have never been seen before in live action together, the casting choice to portray them is pretty interesting.
The claimed cast of the film include:
- Jared Leto as The Joker
- Will Smith as Deadshot
- Cara Delevingne as Enchantress
- Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
- Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag
- Karen Fukuhara as Katana
- Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc
- Ben Affleck as Batman
- Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
Seen from this list you can safely say that it appears to be a quite a good cast to portray this 'villainous' film. But one character that I believe to be very looked forward to is Margot Robbie's portrayal of the infamous but lovable Harley Quinn. Taking on the role of a huge character, Robbie must be an exceptional actress. Let's see about that.
Originating from down under (Australia, that is), Margot Elise Robbie has become a known actress and producer. Now 26 years old, Robbie has truly become a trending actress in Hollywood.
Born in 1990, she was raised on her grandparent's farm found on Australia's Gold Coast. From a young age Robbie was into the show biz as she would make up magic tricks and put on little shows, charging those who'd like to learn her magic tricks.
Being a true mermaid herself, Robbie has a love for the sea (as seen in plenty of her Instagram images). Turns out she bought her first surfboard at a garage sale when she was 10. In an interview in 2008 she claimed:
"I'm happiest when I'm surfing or out on the farm hunting wild pigs...or riding around on motorbikes"
As a teenager, Robbie worked as a Subway artist at a Subway in Melbourne. And after graduating she managed to land herself a role on Neighbours (since 1985).
When she wasn't on set, Robbie was taking acting classes and seeing a dialogue coach to perfect her American accent for the role. She finally found an agent and left for Hollywood in 2011. But the real action for her acting role really took off when Martin Scorsese sent out a script to every unknown actress in Hollywood, the script to The Wolf of Wallstreet (2013).
The Real Catapult of Her Career
Luckily for Robbie, she got called in to do a live audition with legend Leonardo DiCaprio. During that audition, DiCaprio began to improvise, while Robbie struggled to keep up with him.
"I thought, I’ve got moments left in the room, I’ve got to do something,’ Robbie thought. ‘So for the next scene, which was a fight, I got a little lost in the moment …"
Well she certainly did get lost in the moment, since Robbie was supposed to walk away from DiCaprio at the end of the fight scene, but instead she slapped him in the face and said 'F- you!' According to her, the room was dead silent for seconds, but it broke out in laughter. She knowingly apologized to DiCaprio, but interestingly he only said:
"That was brilliant. Hit me in the face again."
And here's a clip of the two in action. No, not that action, but do beware, some pretty vulgar language here:
This movie certainly began her whole career as it gained five Oscar nominations and more than $390 million dollars worldwide, which means it became Scorsese's highest-grossing film. And that is certainly a lot seeing as he is a legend!
Getting It Going
Ever since that film, Robbie has really been getting into roles. Her movies so far include Z for Zachariah (2015), Focus (2015), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Suicide Squad (2016) and soon to be Larrikins (2018).
From these films one can clearly see that Robbie has worked with some pretty big stars like Chris Pine in Z for Zachariah (2015), Will Smith in Focus (2015), Tina Fey and Martin Freeman in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Alexander Skarsgard in The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and of course the major cast of Suicide Squad (2016).
The Cupid of Crime
Of course we're all really excited to watch Robbie go as Harley, and based off the trailer and exclusive clips, it appears that she is pretty suitable for the psychotic role.
The film comes out on August 5th, so until then, we won't really know if Robbie truly fulfills the role as the madly in love and deranged Dr. Harleen Quinzel, but let's all hope she does!