Suicide Squad Actress and Director Defend Harley Quinn’s Look

Posted: April 28, 2016 in Comic Book News
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The New York Times published an article yesterday examining the (highly successful) career of actress Margot Robbie, devoting a portion of the piece to the look of Harley Quinn, the psychotic character Robbie plays in the upcoming DC film Suicide Squad. More specifically, the character’s choice of short shorts and tight t-shirts as a costume during her adventure with the supervillain team.

However, Robbie and the film’s director, David Ayer, defended Harley Quinn, with Robbie stating:

[Harley Quinn is] wearing hot pants because they’re sparkly and fun…[not because] she wanted guys to look at her ass.

As Margot, no, I don’t like wearing that. I’m eating burgers at lunchtime, and then you go do a scene where you’re hosed down and soaking wet in a white T-shirt, it’s so clingy and you’re self-conscious about it.

Ayer also defended Harley Quinn’s look, adding to Robbie’s statements by saying:

I didn’t think denim overalls would be appropriate for that character [Margot Robbie understood] that’s part of the iconography.

When asked about a sequel to the DC film, Robbie stated (“half-jokingly,” as The New York Times put it):

I’m not wearing hot pants next time.

Suicide Squad will arrive in theaters August 5, 2016.

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