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Margot Robbie Reveals Why She Dislikes Being Skimpily Dressed As Harley Quinn

Jake Massey

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Margot Robbie Reveals Why She Dislikes Being Skimpily Dressed As Harley Quinn

When we look back on Suicide Squad, most of us can agree that it wasn't very good.

It certainly didn't live up to the lofty standards set by rival studio, Marvel.

But Margot Robbie's depiction of Harley Quinn was one of few highlights, and she was praised by critics for bringing life to an otherwise disjointed film.

The character's distinctive outfit, which features a striking baseball bat and dyed hair combo, has since become a Halloween costume favourite.

The outfit is also a little on the skimpy side, and while Robbie is no stranger to showing a bit of skin on screen, she has revealed why she prefers not to when playing Quinn.

Speaking to W Magazine, she said: "Honestly, for me, as Harley at least, the more skin showing the longer it takes in hair and makeup 'cause she's got, you know, white skin and a million tattoos.

"So if anything outside, god, the scenes where I don't even have the jacket on, that's an extra 20 minutes in the makeup trailer."

Margot Robbie's depiction of Harley Quinn in 'Suicide Squad' was one of few highlights. Credit: Warner Bros.
Margot Robbie's depiction of Harley Quinn in 'Suicide Squad' was one of few highlights. Credit: Warner Bros.

Fortunately for fans, we'll be seeing a lot more of the Joker's accomplice in Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn), which is expected to be released in February 2020.

The 28-year-old Australian famously bared all in The Wolf Of Wall Street and she has previously discussed how being nude on screen can be empowering - depending on how it is done.

In an interview with Yahoo Movies, she said: "If I see it in a character that's using it as a weapon, or a tool, or doing it intentionally. Like in Wolf of Wall Street, she's wearing a short dress for a reason. She knows it's her currency. She's going to get her own. That feels empowering.

"When it's used in a way that there isn't that self-awareness, then it does feel like you're kind of taking advantage. And then I don't really vibe with it."

Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn in 'Birds of Prey'. Credit: PA
Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn in 'Birds of Prey'. Credit: PA

So, nudity, good if used as a weapon, bad if used without self-awareness, or if it means you have to spend ages getting white paint and tattoos daubed all over your skin.

That seems fair enough really.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Harley Quinn, Interesting, US Entertainment

Jake Massey
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