Margot Robbie, along with her castmates, was encouraged to travel to dark places for David Ayers’ film Suicide squad. But that soon proved to be a problem, as the young actor found herself verbally antagonizing her co-stars to further immerse herself in her role as Harley Quinn.
Margot Robbie found Harley Quinn’s character frustrating
Robbie wasn’t very familiar with comics growing up. So 2016 by David Ayers Suicide squad It was the first time she really delved into the genre to play Harley Quinn. But as he did his research, there were some aspects of the character that Robbie admitted he found confusing.
“I just didn’t understand how she could be so tough and then fall apart for a guy. I found it really frustrating, ”Robbie once told the Washington Post. “Fans seem to really love this about her, that she has this complete devotion to a guy who treats her badly.”
He had to research stories and literature outside of comics to get the essence of Harley Quinn’s character. This included studying subjects such as co-dependence. Afterward, she was able to see Harley’s appeal.
“Once I got to see it that way, it suddenly made sense, and all of a sudden I had so much empathy for Harley and it was all very simple after that,” Robbie said. “It was fun after all of this.”
Margot Robbie felt terribly annoyed by her “Suicide Squad” co-stars.
As some know, before she became a villain, Harley Quinn’s character was a psychologist. As a criminal, however, Harley could potentially use her psychological background to manipulate others. Ayers encouraged Robbie to use Harley’s ability to get inside people’s heads in real life.
“Yes, yes, actually I found it really difficult because I find myself in real life, if there is ever tension, I try to release the tension. And this is just a natural reaction to me. Where for Harley is the exact opposite, ”Robbie said in an interview with Collider.
During rehearsals, Ayer asked Robbie’s co-stars to feed on real emotions for their performances. For this reason, the Barbie the actor antagonized his castmates when they were most vulnerable.
“If Harley sees that they’ve shown a sweet spot, she’d like a little scorpion tail just like * psst *, come in. And I felt so bad and so many times we did, like, these scenes and I was just saying horrible things, ”she said. “And seeing that someone is struggling with something in particular, and David looks at me like, ‘You better walk in there, this is your window of opportunity right there, take it.’ Sometimes it’s really terrible ”.
Margot Robbie called this scene the “most unpleasant thing I’ve ever done in my entire life”
Make a movie like Suicide squad, Robbie found many scenes difficult. But at the time, the Me, Tonia star spotted one scene in particular that stood out among the others.
“That chemical [scene] it was the most unpleasant thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. So that was definitely my least favorite. It was like this sticky paint stuff that was so far in my ears and nose, and I was choking on it underwater, and I couldn’t breathe, and I tried to open my eyes, and my eyeballs would get clouded, and I could only see white. It was awful, ”she said.
On the other hand, there was another scene Suicide squad he remembered fondly.
“The underwater scene, with the car crashing into the water, was my favorite because I got to work with a freediving expert and learned to hold my breath underwater for a long time. So it’s like my new party makeup, ”Robbie recalled.
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