Margot Robbie who plays Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad was recently featured in Oyster magazine, which she spoke on how she landed the role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and went on to state she believes she has the best character in the film and wouldn’t trade her for any other character, she also goes on to admit to enjoying comic books now after doing getting into them for her research for Harley, stating she even reads them on her own time.
On landing the role of Harley Quinn:
David Ayer sent her the script for Suicide Squad. He asked her to play Harley Quinn — she didn’t have to audition — and “for the first time,” she says, “I thought that I had the best character in the movie. I wouldn’t trade my character in Suicide Squad for anyone else’s.”
Reading comic books on her free time and attending Comic Con:
“The comics are rad,” says Robbie. When she’s excited about something, her warm voice gets scratchy, almost hoarse. “I hadn’t read any growing up, but now I’m obsessed. I read them in my own time. We went to Comic-Con this year and I didn’t get to be in and amongst it because we were shooting, but the energy is insane. People are nuts. I could go as Harley Quinn in the actual costume from the movie, and somebody there would have a better one.”
On coming up with Harley Quinn’s laugh in the film:
For the role of Harley Quinn she came up with as many laughs as personalities, from a low warning giggle to a demented snigger to, most terrifyingly, a silent and open-mouthed jeer. The night before our interview I watch the trailer three times, and by the time I get to breakfast the only character I can remember in it is hers.